I have been designing and making wool hand tufted rugs and wall hangings for twentytwo years.
My original sources of inspiration, Miro, Rothko, Mattisse, and Cezanne are still relevant to my work, but my influences have naturally broadened over time. The central themes of colour and spatial linear elements have always played an important part in my designs.
For me the most enjoyable aspect of the design process is developing and deepening my understanding of colour. I use a combination of techniques such as, flat colour, shading and three tone stipples, which create the most vibrant colours. I also enjoy the interplay of formal shapes and freely drawn linear elements.
Date of Birth:
Royal Society of Arts National Bursary Award 1971
Fellow of the R.S.A. 1972
BDI West Midlands Design Awards 2002(Commendation)
Creative Industries Innovation Funding Award 2002
Private commission Nov 2003
Acanthus Contracts for Herridge Foods Ltd Oct 2003
Capitol Project Control Feb 2003 (Deloitte & Touche, Leeds)
Auckett Tytherleigh Interior Architects Oct 2002 (TTP Com, Herts)
Artillery Architecture & Interior Design Sept2002(King Sturge, London)
Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, Manchester(Churchgate House, Manchester) July 2002
Mumtaz Kashmiri Restaurant, Bradford May 2002
Entrance rug Artillery Architecture & Interior Design Feb 2002 (Pantheon Ventures, London);
Enzo Interiors Jan 2002
Capitol project control, Manchester(Keogh's Solicitors, Bolton) July 2000
Swinton Insurance, Manchester Office April 2000
Portman Building Society, Bournemouth April 2000
Mc Kay Securities Reception, Reading October 2000
Flying High in 2000 Hereford Council June 2000
Wall hanging Ross on Wye Library. Holiday Inns July 1999
Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Nationwide Building Society September 1998
Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair Nov 2003(Cafe wall) Exhibition
All Saints, Hereford Oct 2003(Synchronicity)
The Courtyard, Hereford March-May 2003(Made in the Middle)
Craftspace Touring Exhibition Nov 2002- May 2004 'h.art Exhibition'
Gywnne Warehouse Gallery, Hereford September 2002 'Cutting Edge'
Lion Gallery, Leominster. May/ June 2001'Different Forms'
Kemble Galley, Hereford. November 1998 'Pure'
The Collection Gallery, Ledbury. June/ July 1998 'Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair'
Town Hall, Hereford. November 1996
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Hereford Times, leisure times
'Opportunity Knocks' Sept 2003
IdFX, 'The Great Thaw' Nov 2003
In the wallhangings, I often use dual pile heights and low relief carving to draw attention to the differing effects of light falling on the surface. A recent and exciting development has come from collaborating with a ceramic artist to design and make a series of wallhangings. The wallhangings are concerned with the inherent visual tensions of the two materials, which are explored through both abstract and pictorial themes to create a series of fascinating wallhangings.
12mm Smooth Pile is £252.15sq.mtr. (£23.15 sq.ft.)
16mm Smooth pile is £270.11 s.mtr (£24.81 sq.ft.0
Terms- Less 10% for payment within 14 days of invoice date or nett 28 days.
On all orders over £1000 we appreciate a 50% deposit.
For complex designs, Irregular Shapes, Carving, Differing pile Heights and Shading, please contact us for a seperate quotation.
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