Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Living with The Ephemerist : Road signs

I've got interested in road signs recently because The Ephemerist has made it his mission to photograph every cast iron road sign he passes (since he can't take them home and put them in a shoebox). This one, in Lancaster, is a first for me!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Living with The Ephemerist : Spoons

As well as carving spoons, The Ephemerist collects them. Digging in the vegetable plot yields a fantastic array of ceramic fragments - a new crop every year. This spoon - with only half a handle - is one of my favourites.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Living with the Ephemerist 2 : book covers

Finding and reading secondhand Swedish literature is a favourite occupation of The Ephemerist. The covers of these two caught my eye - published in the 1960s

Cover illustration by Per Ahlin

Cover Illustration by Ulf Lofgren

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Living with The Ephemerist 1 : Portuguese seed packets from the 1980s

And they also used to make lovely walking sticks from the tall cabbages as well as caldo verde from the leaves.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New Prints

Two new screenprints created in response to a day at Moorbank Botanical Gardens in Newcastle University in the very creative company of poets and visual artists.
We were all invited by writer in residence Linda France
Some of the work forms part of  'Through the Garden Gate' at the Robinson Gay Gallery, Hexham from the 14th April and Linda will be reading some of her work from her new collection 'Through the Garden Gate' as part of the Hexham Book Festival

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Furniture maker Nick James has designed and made this lovely cabinet. He invited me to design for the screenprinted Formica door panels, which was such a treat. Drawings of an early jet engine at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle inspired my design, which fits perfectly with Nick's mid-20th century inspired pieces.
And if you peek inside the drawers there are matching drawer liners.

Hanbury Hall

These glass panels are in the sitooteries at Hanbury Hall in the West Midlands. The cast faceted clear glass is set in an iron fretwork. I've seen similar in Greece.