Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Me and my good pal Craigio have started to throw images back and forth (Craigio more than me!). I had an idea for a series of images under the title of "Snap!", where we could just respond to images the other makes or posts. Eventual culminating in a split exhibition, in two countries simultaneously, Craigio lives in Thailand. This way each of us has the individual items to display and can each print and display the corresponding "Snap!" version by the other one of us.

Anyway, it's a loose idea and starting point. Eventually we'll start posting in one centralised place, where we can direct folk to and tweet about etc. It'll be a slow burn rising to a fabulous blaze of glory! (hopefully!)

Here are some early ones to get it started on here. It's off to a good start!

Selection of face jugs print out in my studio that i posted on instagram

Furnace Freako by Craigio. I love this!
That bamboo head i made

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Objects From My Studio

All part of my ongoing "Small Brown Things" collection.

Carved wooden dog from Greenwich market late 1990's, painted by me.

Carved wooden boot, not sure what the little metal knob wasfor

Bamboo cup with old wooden brush for hair. Made by me

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Homes, Shelters and Wonderful Buildings

Sorry, more video sharing, but this one is wonderful. It's long, but if you like this kind of thing it's a pleasure. It covers Arcosanti in Arizona, created by Paolo Soleri in the 70's. There's also Mike Reynold's Eathship Biotecture in New Mexico. Brad Kittel (Darby Lettick) in Texas with his Tiny Texas Homes and Salvage, Texas. John Wells' Field Lab in Texas also gets featured, along with the brilliant Frank Lloyd Wright School in the Arizona desert, with it's wonderful selection of student shelters. What i really liked about it was how it included Kirsten Dirksen's family making the trip around these places and camping along the way. A lovely virtual road trip!


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

At Home With The Kahns

The Lloyd is my shepherd!
Lunchtime relaxation with the Kahn's. I like everything about Lloyd Kahn (and his wife) and if you don't have one of his books kicking around you really should. Try and find the time to watch this, because if you don't have that kind of time, you probably need to watch it!
Also Kirsten Dirksen, makes great films. Go subscribe to her youtube channel and look up her Fair Companies

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Still Krauting

I've been refreshing my kraut stocks recently. This one is a lemon and rosemary sauerkraut. The juice was good enough to drink already! I was unsure how the acid of the lemon would effect the lactic acid forming of the cabbage, but i saw the recipe, so figured it must work out ok. I'll have to wait and see. It looks beautiful though, with the rosemary sprigs layered and the specks of lemon zest.

I also made another batch of the Salvadorian sauerkraut, which has chilli and oregano in it. The oregano is a great addition, i really liked how it turned out last time.

A couple of weeks ago i made a bigger batch of this standard red cabbage kraut. It's still one of my favourites and goes with just about anything... well for me! I made about 3 litres of that one.

I think I'm a krautaholic.

Have you made yours yet?

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Studio Snaps

Some random objects from my studio. If you're interested!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Weird little shot across a curved magazine page, gave this pic, which to me looks like a finely painted caricature and not the photo it actually is.