Category Archives: Architecture

MANN FOR MADE…

As in MADE.COM…. but firstly big apologies for my lack of Blogging recently. Autumn is well and truly with us and with it I hope to get back into the blogging swing of things. Time always seems so short and … Continue reading

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Celebration of Cloth and Colour – Show Opens Tuesday 28th April – Next Week…

A Final reminder to make your way to Clerkenwell this week from Tuesday 28th April – Saturday 2nd May to Celebrate Colour and Cloth at the Craft Central Gallery. I will be there all five days, with Julian Blair from Rugmaker, from … Continue reading

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Dunraven School – Colour for the Children

Over the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to work on some amazing architectural façade projects. Sadly many of them never actually get built. Anyone who knows an architect is familiar with the fact that a massive percentage of … Continue reading

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Tile-tastic at Clerkenwell Design Week

4200 tiles undulating their way along a 3m high wall….wow-wow-wow is all I can say. In fact (unusually for me) I’m pretty speechless. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Thanks to Creative Boom and Johnson Tiles for such a … Continue reading

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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK – A night on the tiles….

Next week is a super busy week for me… nothing happens for a while and then suddenly its all go…. The week kicks off with a TV debut; I’m the weaving mentor on Monty Don’s REAL CRAFT – a series … Continue reading

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MODERN MAKERS OPENS AT CHATSWORTH HOUSE – 18th September – 23rd December

My new exhibition, MODERN MAKERS opened on the 18th September at Chatsworth. Curated by the lovely Sarah Griffin, this is a chance to see ‘CHROMATOGENOUS’ (meaning ‘to generate colour’) an installation of nine 250 x 70cm panels inspired directly by Chatsworth House … Continue reading

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Model : Making – A show at Contemporary Applied Arts

MODEL : MAKING @ CONTEMPORARY APPLIED ARTS – 6th SEPTEMBER – 11th NOVEMBER Here’s a quick note to let you know about a show I’m doing which opens next week. Curated by Brian Kennedy this exhibition looks at the increasing use … Continue reading

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Itten – Rug of the day

Johannes Itten was a painter, teacher and colour theorist at the Bauhaus and is perhaps most well know for his Colour Star which he developed to teach colour theory to his students. From my early years at Central Saint Martins … Continue reading

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Klee – Rug of the day

Continuing my homage to mid century designers and colourists here is my KLEE RUG. A colour piece inspired by Paul Klee, a master of colour. His 1929 paintings ‘Monument in Fertile Country’ and ‘Fire in the Evening’ both show the geometry … Continue reading

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Mid Century Frank – Rug of the Day

Following on from yesterday’s post this is the same design but in a brighter colour palate. Apple green contrasts with geranium orange with a sea green circumference. This rug radiates light and colour. This design can be adapted to various colourways, … Continue reading

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