My work uses many different materials the main criteria being that
they are found, recycled or reclaimed although with commissions
this can sometimes only partially be achieved.
Some examples of materials used:
• Timber from the beaches
• Prehistoric tools found in local fields
• Metal from old cars or the scrap yard
• Stone made from cement and fire ash
The recycling aspect of my pieces alongside their visual impact
is important to me – I want their ecological footprint to
be as small as possible.
Most of my steel items are used internally and are finished with
a wax application. This wax is readily available and the pieces
can therefore be refreshed easily. Some pieces are lacquered but
my personal preference is for wax as it gives a much warmer feel
Steel kept outside will of course rust and many of my clients view
this as the life of a piece. I am however experimenting with laquer
at the moment as used on the ‘Wishing Shell’ and my
own VW Van!
I also use stainless steel which has a natural external life span
and the same is true of my ‘stone’ mix carvings.