Sunday, 10 May 2009

Collect and Style Magazine

Collect is not far away now. May 15th to 17th at the Saatchi Gallery. There is a snippet of whats on offer in The Sunday Times Style Magazine today which features an image of one of my works. They reckon Craft is the new Fine Art in terms of ethical buying and invesment in the art market. Lets hope they're right!

Image, Eat Me;Keep Me, £575.

Saturday, 9 May 2009


Anne Marie Shilito is doing research at ECA's department of design and applied arts into a user centred haptic computing system for applied artists. This involves using a 3D haptics drawing machine, which is like a computer mouse that moves in three dimensions instead of two to allow you to draw forms in real space. The main application for this is to have the forms produced in a rapid prototyping machine as in the images above. The big difference in Ann Marie's work is that the software interface will be developed with makers and craftspeople in mind, to make it accesible to those who are not skilled in the ways of CAD. And thats where I come in. I'm going to be a guinnea pig for Ann Marie and her team to work on real live projects carried out as case studies so they can get direct feedback for development. Check it out here:,,

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Coburg House Gallery grand unveiling

Coburg House has been home to a multitude of artists for many years now, but has recently undergone an expansion and redevelopment. As well as studio accomodation for around 25 additional artists (bringing the total numberof residents to over 60!) there is a stunning new gallery space. This Saturday, 9th May at 11am the gallery will be opened with a show of works by ALL of the artists and makers at Coburg. This includes, jewellery, ceramics, painting, mosaic, silversmithing, sculpture, product design and much more. See for more info.