Design and Fabrication of a Working Padlock

Design and Fabrication of a Working Padlock

My very first assignment at West Dean College in 2019 was to make a working padlock and key – only slightly daunting! The fabrication methods were to include a number of techniques including blacksmithing, inspiration was to reflect historical research and the locking...
Conservation of a 17th Century iron casket

Conservation of a 17th Century iron casket

First posted on the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation blog   Assessment I was fortunate enough to treat this beautiful iron casket whilst studying at West Dean College in 2019. It needed some attention and was brought in by Clocks tutor Tim Hughes. (fig...
Monster from the deep

Monster from the deep

A Sea Monster inspired from a book I’m often inspired to create sculptures, by books I’m reading. And some of my favourite reads are the most fantastical and creatively detailed books by China Mieville – his worlds are populated by all types of...
Reliquaries

Reliquaries

Reliquaries The meaning of ‘reliquary’ (from Wikipedia): “A reliquary is a container for relics. Relics may be the purported or actual physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other...
Temple Skull

Temple Skull

Skulls, skulls, infinitely interesting to us humans. I wanted to make another one, more intricate with more semi precious stones and pearls, this time possibly a devotional object. So I found an interesting teapot and worked on it intuitively, adding decoration as I...