Thursday, 7 June 2012


I was really pleased to finally install the pieces I've made at the Dales countryside museum. I'll be back there on Saturday the 16th if anyone would like to visit the commission and chat to me about it.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Making update

I've been busily etching and constructing the commission! Here are some pictures of work in progress.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Research about the hand-knitters of the Dales

My latest job has been to read through and consolidate information I found in the Dales Countryside Museum resource centre, in order to draw out stories about particular knitters for my metal sock moulds.

Speaking of which, here are the mounts I've made for the backs of the metal sock moulds.....

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

More metal samples in the studio....

 This etched version of one of the Tinsmith's templates is just beautiful, the etching picks out the label on the piece of cardboard originally used to make the template.  A piece of history, now etched in to the more permanent material of metal.
 The subtle contrast between metal colours and finishes works well here with the etched photograph.  The cut-out text is my own handwriting, but on the next piece, it will trace the real handwriting of the Tinsmith, made on templates, instructing him to cut two of these pieces out for the lid of a vase, for example.