Cosmic Compass

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The contemporary technique references the glamour of the Art Deco period using gold bronze, mother of pearl and high gloss mirror finished walnut.

Multi layered digital programming and laser micro-etching create the series of varying scale Archimedes spirals, circlets and circles, which are then filled with gold bronze and skilfully polished by hand revealing the strobe like surface.

Wing Fold

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

‘Wing Fold’ is a play on light achieved by the twisting planes of the surface and the transition in finish from white to gold bronze. Carved by hand and finished with the help of a chemist to make the colour change over the metal surface.

Wild Ocean

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

‘Wild Ocean’ uses a combination of hand carving skills and a chemical reaction between the oak wood’s natural tannins (acidity) and iron to attain the contemporary slate blue iron stain finish.

Carved River

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

‘Carved River’ celebrates hand carving and saddlery skills by creating a juxtaposition between the three dimensional carved ‘water ripples’ and the hand tooled leather flat ‘flood plain’ surface. The innovation is in the finishing – citrus peel wax which has a natural ultra violet block.

Butterfly Kaleidoscope

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

‘Butterfly Kaleidoscope’ combines colour chemistry, digital design and micro laser cutting, shading and etching, to create the alluring opaque and translucent life like butterflies.

Dyed woods, mother of pearl and Paua shell and layers of white bronze are inlayed into the Bronze Age black bog oak background. The surfaces are then etched, filled with white bronze and painstakingly polished by hand to reveal the kaleidoscope of still and fluttering butterflies.

Bubble Blue

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

‘Bubble Blue’ is made of strata’s of dyed woods and metals which are eroded to reveal the aerated bubble and crevice like surface. Innovation in adhesive technology was needed to make all the strata bond.