I regularly use photopolymer sheet to make my own textures for using with metal clay. it is available in a number of thicknesses and also with either a plastic or metal backing. I have a slight preference for the metal backed version although it is easy to cut the plastic backed version yourself with scissors and […]
Recently my friend Anna Mazoń invited me to participate in Around the World blog Hop
At this point in the year I take a bit of time to learn some new techniques or practice a particular skill. I have decided to do some stone setting. I have quite a few interesting cabochons stashed away in a box and, although I used to set my enamels in bezel settings it is […]
I had a very enjoyable day on Saturday helping Jodie and Dave make their wedding rings. This is a class I run by arrangement and is always a lot of fun.
I think that I have always had a fear of heights up until very recently. During October I undertook a number of small personal challenges and one of these was to take a flight in a glider. I really loved the whole experience and the quiet gliding looking down on the patterns of the landscape […]
Today I begin setting up for a joint exhibition with Stef Mitchell and Kimberli Werner at The White Room, Priestleys in York. I am very excited and will be showing lots of new work.
I have had a very busy few weeks. One of the highlights has to be teaching the New Mokume Gane certification course to the very talented Lesley Messam. This week we have had confirmation from Japan that she passed her exam. Here are the pieces she made on the course and congratulations to Lesley and […]
I have been working on some landscape inspired enamel panels this week and really enjoying working at a larger scale. This one is a view looking up the beck at Staithes and is enamel on steel. I
As part of my programme for 2014 I am going to be teaching the New Mokume Gane techniques using Art Clay Silver and Art Clay Copper. I am at present the only instructor in the UK who has taken this course devised by Aida Corporation in Japan so this is a unique opportunity to learn […]
I really enjoy this time of year. Not only can I look forward to Christmas but the busy period is behind me, any galleries I supply need their new stock around mid-October. The garden and the moorland around my studio still have quite a lot of vivid autumn colour at the moment and my favourite […]