The pieces on this page reflect the diversity of projects and commissions I have been involved in.
As well as the examples shown here, I spent 7 years working as welder and prop designer for a European circus group, as well as being responsible for the set design and build for Channel 4's 'Scrap Heap Challenge'.
These experiences feed into the creative design process for my furniture, chandeliers and railings.
I have recently been going over to the migrant camps in Calais and Dunkirk to use my metalwork skills to help out with building a large-scale communal kitchen from steel shipping containers, under the direction of the 'Refugee Community Kitchen'.
A three metre high wrought iron bird cage from forged and rolled steel.
The cage was created in response to stories from refugees and asylum seekers I have been working with. A woman lies in the cage, asleep, imprisoned, dead?
I started by constructing the the dome, then the vertical sections. The forge work was done over a week, and bolted onto the cage structure. The cage comes apart into 3 sections for transportation.
The cage has appeared in various shows including:
- Black Rat Press Gallery - November 2013
- Artcore International 14 - June 2014
- Whitecross Street Art Exhibition - September 2014
- Brixton Design Week - September 2014
A mobile bar built on a trailer. Fully equipped, fish-shaped bar.
The bar comes apart into three pieces to be easily towed to the event and can be put together in half an hour. Barracuda can be used indoors or out, at weddings, parties and music festivals, to provide all around service from the stylish formica and aluminium bar surface. A framework was built onto the trailer, clad in powder coated sheet steel and riveted together, before being fitted with lighting, fridges, shelving and storage, as well as the optic frames in the central area, to be accessed from all sides allowing all round service.
Bar set up and ready to serve
Close up of interior area
Paralympic closing ceremony floats
Working with the Mutoid Waste Company under the artistic direction of Joe Rush and Alex Wreckage, we created the large mutated floats that filled the Olympic stadium in the Paralympic closing ceremony in September 2012.
Floats at the 2012 Paralympic Ceremony