Sunday, July 5, 2009

Japanese cabinet article

Furniture and Cabinet Making magazine has my Japanese Cabinet featured in it this month - due out on the 20 July 2009, Articles to come include a definitive guide to glues and The Gathering.

Japanese cabinet article

Furniture and Cabinet Making magazine will be showcasing the Japanese Cabinet in this months magazine due out around the 20th July 2009. Also to come in the magazine articles on The Gathering and a definitive guide to glues.

First exclusive images of Le Orchidee desk

The first images of my desk are now online. They are 3D model photo realistic renders - these have been done by a very talented artist called Lloyd. They are a view of how the desk will look when it is finished next year. Further details are available on

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cherry bowl Sold

My Cherry Bowl has been sold. After a short stay at Tarquin Bilgen's Shop in London the bowl has new owners,i hope they will enjoy this very special piece.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Gathering June 27 2009

The Gathering was to get together makers in an event that could discuss and implement improvements to our industry. We are an insular bunch who rarely see other makers, and some of us rarely see daylight! So this annual event is a great opportunity for us all to get out of our workshops, This year 60 top makers from the UK attended with names including John Makepeace, Andrew Varah, Robert Ingham and Joseph Walsh, no other event can claim to gather such talented makers and it was a great privilege to attend this year having missed the first event.
This year’s gathering was held at Ercol’s headquarters and factory. Built in 2002 the factory itself has won numerous awards. The entire Ercol production team including over 100 staff is housed in 160,000 square foot of modern, clean, working environment with a state of art extraction system enabling all areas of production to be side by side. The air is so clean even the upholstery and polishing section is located in the open plan factory. There’s a wall of natural light bringing the outside in and the factory makes full use of modern CNC machinery.

My full coverage will appear in Furniture & Cabinet Magazine shortly.

Engineering lathe and milling machine June 2009

We are very exited at The Workshop as we have just taken delivery of a new engineering lathe and milling machine. Our old one I think belonged to Noah's father. It was a little tired so we took the plunge and it means once again we can push the boundries in contemporary furniture making.