Buxton / Furniture & 3D Art
I have been a self-employed designer/maker since 2001. My professional practice, based in Buxton went in the direction of completing many public and private art commissions. Whilst this was the mainstay of the practice I still retained my interest in practical research in sustainable materials development in industrial design. I have participated in research residencies overseas in Norway, Canada and Spain. My final year long residency in Seville, Spain culminated in the fabrication & production of a range of furniture demonstrating an innovative use of sustainable materials and production. This furniture was exhibited by the Crafts Council at Collect 2013 at the Saatchi Gallery. Upon my return to Buxton I re-established a workshop teaching adults with learning difficulties art, design & sculpture. This became known as More Care Design Collective. I introduced and taught the fabrication technique I developed in Seville to my MCDC group. In 2014 the group moved into my new workshop where I teach on a 1-to-1 basis. As a result of our combined enthusiasm and dedication we have developed a range of innovative art and furniture. This collaboration between my self and MCDC led us to hold our first exhibition in July 2015. Later that month we participated in the Buxton Art Trail as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe. Myself and MCDC won an award for best Community Arts. Now much of practice and workshop is spent dedicated towards developing new work for MCDC and exploring my own sustainable materials research in the production of furniture and the fabrication of wall & floor panels.
Will undertake commissions
07927 936 766
Unit 2A Ladmanlow Yard
The workshop is located 2 miles south of Buxton. After the junction of A54 Macclesfield Rd continue up A53 Leek Rd. Turn right off the A53 into Ladmanlow Yard following signs for MCDC & D. O. A exhibition.
There is a preview evening on Friday 27th May
This venue has full disabled access