Gallery

Welcome to my gallery. Here are a selection of  past projects  including both speculative and commissioned works. You can click on the images within the gallery to see further details.

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Flower Cabinet - The New Craftsmen

In the spring of 2021 I was approached by The New Craftsmen to develop a range of furniture based on my original flower cabinet. This modified version of the cabinet was constructed in American black Walnut and fitted out with adjustable shelves and a pair of drawers. The inlaid flowers have Oak and Maple petals with Ebony centers and were inspired by the Rudbekia (Black Eyed Susan) growing in my garden. The flower range included this cabinet, table and mirror.

Photography by Gareth Hacker 

Circles and Squares Keepsake Box

Playing with pattern, grain and texture, this keepsake box was constructed in American white Oak. The grain of each element has been set in opposition to the next with white finishing oil highlighting the directional change. The end grain buttons were finished clear as contrast elements. This box was created as part of my opening exhibition as a new member of the Makers Guild In Wales. 

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Hall Table

This side table was also built to be exhibited at the MGW Craft In The Bay gallery - Cardiff.  The table was constructed in American white Oak with turned, repeat pattern  apron decoration and matching  semi circular stretcher leg ties. The table was finished with a cotton white furniture oil to highlight the open grain of the Oak and to make the turned shapes stand out from their shadows.

Bay Boxes

Part of my  submission for entry in to the Makers Guild In Wales. The boxes were constructed in Ash and Sycamore and are a continuation of my earlier woven top boxes.  They are lined with a range of fabrics and fitted out with sliding trays.

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Dads Box

Keepsake / memorial box in native Beech with decorative woven lid designed to hold a collection of sentimental letters and small trinket items .

Dotty Clocks

Mantle / desk / shelf clocks in Oak, Ash, Sycamore and American black Walnut with decorative corner splines and upholstered dotty dials.

Available via the Makers Guild Of  Wales online shop.

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Keepsake Pattern Boxes

Keepsake boxes with laser cut marquetry lids. Initially inspired by traditional Welsh blanket patterns the boxes were constructed in American white Oak, American black Walnut and Sycamore. The patterns were produced using both natural and dyed veneers.

 

Available via the Makers Guild Of  Wales online shop.

Wedge Box

Wedge box in Olive Ash, American black Walnut and Ebony. For the containment of special things.

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Lamp Table

Lamp / side tables turned in European Oak with a hand rubbed polyurethane finish. Made to order in a range of timbers.

Keepsake Box

Keepsake / jewelry / trinket boxes made in Sweet Chestnut and Sycamore with Tabu veneered lids and lift out sorting trays.

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Turned Boxes

An un-matched pair of turned boxes in American black Walnut and Ash with stamped leather and printed cotton lid decoration. 

Circles and Squares Console Table

European Oak console table with decorative facia panels.  The drawer is  fitted with internal sorting divisions  and lined in a complimentary cotton fabric for the storage of household smalls.

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Heart Table

Side tables with pierced heart motifs. Made to order in a range of timbers.

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Heart Box

Keepsake box with decorative heart motifs. Made in European Oak and American black Walnut with a folded leather lid pull.

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Butterfly Sideboard

Sideboard / TV unit constructed in European Oak with a Sycamore relief pattern set inside a lattice gridwork. Sliding doors run on traditional timber rails with folded leather finger pulls. The sideboard has an internal division with two adjustable shelves and rear access points for wire management. The cabinet was intended to sit beneath a wide screen TV.

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Butterfly Box

Keepsake box with lift off lid. Made in European Oak with a Sycamore relief pattern set inside a lattice gridwork.

Hall Table

This side table for an entrance hall was made in Beech with turned Sycamore decoration set within the apron rails.

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Haberdashery Chest

Haberdashery / collectors chest made in Beech with an American black Walnut and Ebony inlaid flower pattern applied to the base aprons. The traditional dovetail drawers have internal sorting divisions  with printed cotton linings and custom leather pulls.

Crockery Cabinet

This cabinet was made from locally sourced Sweet Chestnut  and designed as a feature piece to hold occasional use crockery and dining sundries. The cabinet was detailed with pierced panel doors, adjustable shelving and dovetailed drawers with contrasting American black Walnut knobs and finger pulls. A slatted stretcher base allows for additional open storage or display.

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F&C 274 Crockery Cabinet Article

In 2018 I was commissioned by Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine to write this article on my Crockery Cabinet for issue no 274.

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Keepsake Box

Keepsake box constructed in Sweet Chestnut with a woven lid, Ebony magnet catch and sliding trays to hold jewelry, trinkets or other such treasures. 

Papercord Cabinet

Cabinet on stand with decorative woven papercord handles. Constructed in Ash and stained mist grey with satin chrome hardware. The storage cabinet sits on a framed stand with an open shelf providing an option for low level display.

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Homework Desk

This homework desk was designed for laptop use with hidden cable management integrated behind the central stationery drawer. It was constructed in European Oak and features decorative finger joinery and a shelf above two smalls drawers to hold a lamp.

Desk Chair

Designed to sit with the above desk, this chair was also constructed in European Oak with an inset upholstered back rest to introduce some colour.

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Toggle Box

Keepsake box in European Oak with decorative mahogany details.

Cross Table

A pair of side tables with exposed joinery detailing made from recycled Mahogany that was cut from an old laboratory worktop. 

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Flower Cabinet

Cabinet on stand constructed in American black Walnut with an inlaid pattern of European Oak and Maple flowers. The cabinet is fitted out with a pair of drawers and a fixed shelving configuration with decorative aprons that continue the floral theme. 

Flower Box

Pair of keepsake boxes in American black Walnut, European Oak and Maple with an abstract pattern of inlaid flowers.

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Flip Box

Storage box with flip lid made in Ash and American black Walnut.

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Dining Table & Chairs

Dining suite constructed in locally sourced Welsh Ash. Finished with a light Oak stain to warm up the colour and a durable hand rubbed polyurethane.  

Key Box

Turned box made in Beech and Sycamore for housing keys or other such household smalls.  

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Drinks Cabinet

This drinks cabinet was designed to sit within a  conservatory. It was constructed in European Oak with a glass skylight built in to the top allowing natural daylight to spill in to the preparation area. The cabinet was fitted out with glass shelves and counter top with satin glass door panels that when illuminated by the built in lighting system became a focal point to the room. 

Porch Furniture

A commission to design and make a range of furniture for an entrance porch. The cabinet provides a base for a telephone with storage for directories and sundries. The bench offers a perch to put on shoes with a rack to keep the small floor space uncluttered by foot ware. The peg board with bracketed shelf were to hang up coats, jackets, hats and scarves. Constructed in European Oak.

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Ladder Bookcase

Inspired by a scaffolding system, this self assembly bookcase slots and locks together without any mechanical fixings. It was constructed in Ash with Walnut wedged tenons.

Gift Boxes

Gift boxes with decorative corner splines and a range of lid options constructed in combinations of Sweet Chestnut, American black Walnut, Sycamore, Beech and Ash.

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Freelance and Subcontract

While running a small business I have often found the need to take on both freelance design and subcontract making projects. As time has passed, I have tried to move  away from make only projects for third party designers preferring to engage my services throughout the whole process which I find more fulfilling.

Working in Australia

In 2006 I migrated to South Australia where I began working for Khai Liew, one of Australia's leading furniture designers. I was employed as his creative assistant to production engineer designs, make models and prototypes, produce sales drawings and liaise with furniture makers across Adelaide to manufacture his work.

Images courtesy of Khai Liew
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Fitted Furniture

Starting out and looking for work, I teamed up with then property developers Hellier Peach who provided a healthy supply of predominantly fitted furniture projects. Though I have tried to move away from fitted work, it was these commissions that formed the foundation of my making journey.

Student Projects

I studied furniture and product design at Kingston University 92 - 95 and graduated from The Royal College of Art with an MA in furniture design 1997.

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