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Another new product, and getting ready for the British Craft Trade Fair, 7-9 April 2019

The design, in marquetry, is the Shaker Tree Of Life. The background veneer is ripple sycamore, the tree trunk is figured walnut, and the greens and red are dyed magnolia. The basket side and swing handle are in North American

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New product

A new version of my swing handle basket…… it now has the option of a shallow drop-in tray. Available in the usual timbers I work with, European oak, North American cherry, and black walnut.

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Shaping, boiling, bending, tacking, a cherry swing handle basket in progress

 

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Work on display at New Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester

At the British Craft Trade Fair in April 2018 I was approached by the craft gallery manager, Tracey Burgoyne, of the New Brewery Arts Centre, to see if I wanted my work on display there. I travelled there yesterday, 220/10/2018,

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Exhibiting at Just Makers wood show, RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, 11/09/2018 to 14/10/2018

Delivered today for Just Makers autumn wood show, in the Bath House at RHS Harlow Carr Gardens.   

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More work for Dansel Gallery, Dorset

Dansel Gallery in Dorset specialises in retailing high quality wooden objects and furniture. I have exhibited there since 2016, and periodically send them, on request, items to top up items of mine that have sold, such as these fruitboats.

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Gallery Ten, Edinburgh, Woodwork exhibition, 28/07/2018 to 01/09/2018

I felt honoured to be asked to contribute to this exhibition at Gallery Ten. I have work in a number of Scottish galleries now. There are some well established and very talented woodworking artists in the Wood Show. The other

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British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, April 2017

  My first craft show, lots of good contacts made, and some sales too, so my work is now in more galleries around the United Kingdom.   

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Shine A Light Tour, Billy Bragg

Yay!! The Bard of Barking is coming to York, 24/01/2017 Billy Bragg concert in York, Shine A Light Billy had this to say about the legacy of that good friend of General Augusto Pinochet, Margaret Thatcher: “The death of Margaret

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Neoliberalism: was 2016 when its extinction began?

I have read these three books about neoliberalism this year, the year of Brexit and Trump, and much else that is not worth celebrating as 2016 draws to a close. The first, Small Is Beautiful, a gift from my friend

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