Moshi Monster pendant

This was my first attempt at producing a piece using casting. This was based on Destiny’s Poppet moshi The original shape was designed in 3D CAD using 3DSMax, extrapolating from the 2D reference image. Then printed out on a Form 1 3D printer (thanks Andy Millns) this plastic model was then sent to Weston Beamor to…

The tryangular ring

This was my first attempt at something a bit bigger and blingier. Found a nice piece of horse hair or ritualized quartz at Holts in Hatton Garden (thanks Jason for the discount). Couldn’t quite get enough pressure on the prongs to hold the stone still but it still looks good. Jules has even worn it…

First few rings

Started a  Silversmithing evening class at Arts University Bournemouth Some pictures of my first learning pieces, assorted rings, with sapphire, amber, agate and Lapis lazuli stones. Practising cutting, soldering, polishing, rub over cabochon settings. Mum had the sapphire one for her birthday in 2013.

Garden Table – Oak Sleepers

My attempt at making a new, longer lasting, garden table. After extensive research looking at various pub gardens and cafe out doors furniture, I narrowed down the design and mocked up a version in 3D to get the proportions right. Ordered the 8 oak sleepers from a local company without quite appreciating how big and…

Star trails

My first experiment with long exposure star trails photography. Pointing north towards the centre of the earths spin. these beautiful images really bring home the fact that we live on a rotating rock in space. After seeing these types of images online I decided to try and capture one myself and so began a long…

Shavings

A photo capturing the wood shavings generated when turning. well, ok, its a little bit of a cheat, this is actual three photos stacked and blended together to enhance the amount of shavings in the air. They were taken with self timer and long enough exposure the get some motion blur and flash at the…

Plywood bowl

So the challenge here was to turn a wooden bowl from common old plywood, with the added difficulty of angling the slices for a more interesting effect. first cut circles, then slice some in half to get the ends angled, improvise a press to glue them all together. Then turn very carefully so as not…

PhotoSworl or slitscan photography

Real objects spun through time. Photos made by taking thousands of pictures of a slowly rotating object, cropping the same single horisontal line of pixels from each photo then stacking each line on top of the other to produce a new picture. The finished pictures look real, with shadows and organic detail, yet improbably thin…

We’re on the move!

So after plenty of pondering I’ve finally decided to try and port my old website to a ‘modern’ CMS system. Hopefully it will be simpler to update the content. I’ve gone for WordPress and after installing some plugins and fiddling with the settings I think I can get it to look how I want. Only…