July Open Studios
I am inspired both by the great British tradition of classic furniture designers like Sheraton and Hepplewhite, as well as by our regional tradition of chair-making like Windsor and ladder backs. I also have a huge admiration for the approach and style of the American 20th century studio furniture movement, people like Sam Maloof, Art Carpenter and Jere Osgood.
Antiques are often too heavy, dark and ornamented for the modern kitchen-diners or open plan sitting rooms. The American studio designers were catering for more expansive rooms and exuberant decor. But I think a synthesis of these influences can create something special yet fitted to us and our environment today.
I am seeking to create simple, striking objects based on traditional elements and elegant curves that are comfortable to sit in and a pleasure to live with. If you are interested in a chair for someone or somewhere special, please talk to me about commissioning.