Dovetailing

Dovetailing

Over the years I have been increasingly intrigued and inspired by how musical instruments are made. Sitting in concerts, it has felt to me that the achievement of makers over time to craft forms which have the potential to create music either individually or...
‘Untethered’ on Ilkley Moor

‘Untethered’ on Ilkley Moor

Joan Ransley, photographer and journalist, approached us with the idea of writing about and taking images of our Ilkley Moor series for the Ilkley Art Trail. Like us she has been shocked by the recent fires on Ilkley Moor and agrees that mobiles are an excellent way...
Ilkley Art Trail 2019, June 28th, 29th, 30th

Ilkley Art Trail 2019, June 28th, 29th, 30th

My mobiles for this exhibition explore a specific space on Ilkley Moor and the dry-stone walls which surround it. These walls delineate the landscape and exist as barriers between spaces but also as places of shelter for plants, insects and animals. In making these...
Studio shots

Studio shots

I have been very lucky this week to have the opportunity to have some images taken of me in my studio by a good friend and neighbour Joan Ransley, who is a wonderful photographer and writer. Below is a small selection of the images which she took. We tried to capture...
Mobile making workshop with BAfR (Bradford Action for Refugees)

Mobile making workshop with BAfR (Bradford Action for Refugees)

This is another voluntary workshop, this time with a group from Ilkley who support BAfR in arranging day trips for refugee families currently living in Bradford. The day trips provide an opportunity for families to come out of the city and be welcomed by local...