Discipline:Decorative, Fine art, Jewellery
Areas of Interest:Exhibition, Networking, Techniques
‘For a Man of Substance’, 2014 (See http://www.impotenttools.co.uk/gallery for details).
Currently working some pieces inspired by William Morris and the Arts & Crafts movement – Having previously worked with concepts of masculine and feminine values in objects of luxury, I wanted to turn my focus to the nature of craft. William Morris’ work was a particular inspiration for these pieces. His work encapsulates the beauty and value of traditional craftsmanship, which “with the onset of the industrial revolution …. began to suffer an irreversible decline” (G. Adamson, ‘The Craft Reader’, 2010). As an artist and in particular a craftsman, I strongly believe that craft should be integral to any creative process and the value within a handmade object cannot be replicated as a mass produced commodity. Photos of work in development available upon request. Please email me at email@example.com