Thursday, March 31, 2011

Claxton Stevens Award Winner 2011

Marc Fish wins Claxton Stevens Award

This years Claxton Stevens award has been awarded to Marc Fish for the best guild mark issued in 2010. Fourteen were issued last year for excellence in construction, design, materials and purpose. It puts Marc firmly in the league of John Makepeace, Andrew Varah, Silverlining and Richard Williams.
Marc's 'robinson house studio' is going from strength to strength, definitely the place to watch and train.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Maquette making February 2011

I have always made maquettes in the past however it was not until I was asked to write an article on the very subject that I have really appreciated their importance. Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine asked me to give advantages of making models before making the actual piece of furniture. The full article can be found at here are some pictures of some maquettes we have made in the past.

Nest of Table, stainless steel, glass and timber 2004

Macassar ebony and stainless steel never made.

Laminated sycamore and walnut rocking chair never made.

Walnut and maple work bench 2010