Back to Basics
Asked if i could make a balance beam out of some bits of a tree for a child I though this is a great chance to be a bit more free with my work and be outdoors. Not to be missed.
Really enjoyed having to be less precise and trying out a chainsaw.
Now looking into getting some chainsaw training and looking at more possibilities.
8th Dec 2019
Here Comes the Sun
I was asked to bring some sunshine to the Rising Sun's festival Here Comes the Sun.
Some of my colourful pieces were installed on the ceiling of the bar area. I was pleased to be able to show off some of my flexible friends outdoors.
Many folk have asked me if I can make the joints easly moveable. At the moment they are just bolts and wingnuts but I plan on looking at something that is more user friendly.
6th Sep 2019
Have a Laugh Exhibition/Event
I am putting on an exhibition/event of funny and humourous art, stuff, creative bits and bobs. Basically a show of anything that might make the citizens of Reading laugh, smile and chuckle.
I would love this to be a collective project working with anyone else who might be interested. Intiially I'm intending to limit it to visual pieces only, maybe film/video. It would be open to all. if you've made something and you think someone will laugh at it then submit it.
Beyond an exhibition I can see possibilities for something more ambitious - out onto street, more public. I'm open to ideas.
If you are interested in anyway please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th Mar 2019
Meet my new flexible friends Ben and Geri.
Funny or beautiful?
Some poses make me laugh others are quite beautiful, dancing and moving. Maybe just silly like Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks.
Where's this going?
I have a project in mind provisionally called ‘The dance class’ or ‘Learning to Dance’, laughing at ourselves and our embarassment at getting things wrong.
28th Feb 2019
It's Time to Change the World
Concerned about the small things that matter in life? Too shy to get out on the street? How about a plywood protestor for your front room?
Where's this project going?
Develop an outdoor version as a revolutionary alternative to garden knomes? A mass demonstration in central London?
28th Feb 2019
New work for my front door
Changed some of the work on my workshop door.
18th Nov 2018
Shapes that make me smile
I've moved on a bit with the funny shapes research. Made up these out of plywood and hardboard from a quick sketch I did about a year ago. Are they figures? Are they dancing? Are they having some up close and personal relationships? Whatever they are and are doing it looks like fun to me.
14th Nov 2018
Rising Sun Art Market - 2nd December 2018
I will be at the
with a selection of my work for sale.
There will be a range of work from £5 and upwards plus Steve's bargain box which is basically a box of leftovers from some of my projects, spare letters, nice curved bits of wood which might be useful if you feel like being creative yourself.
Feel free to pop along to see what I'm doing.
30th Oct 2018
Fancy something bespoke?
Got an idea for something but just need it making?
Need some special shapes cutting?
Seen something you like that I've made and would like your own personalised version?
I've got cnc technology, plenty of power tools and loads of hand tools.
Head this way for more about what I can offer you.