Well here we are.
The move to the East Yorkshire Coast has changed the way I look at an Industry in which I have been immersed since 1983. After some tweaking of the space the studio and workshop is set up nicely and the view out of the window are a dream.
I guess I have removed myself from the mainstream but this is quite deliberate as my work has been my passion and perfecting my art the driver. I have a core of amazing clients who fully understand me and what I bring to the process of design. Their advice is that I should not try to compete with the world of 3d print and ‘rapid everything’ and focus on only the very highest quality work and service. I am often told that this is where my strength lies, I don’t really have comparable competitors and that nobody quite achieves the results I do. For my own sanity, and in a crazy world of promises that increasingly fall short of the mark, I need to listen to them. I realise I have an increasingly rare skill set which I have applied to some of the most challenging tasks, dipping into and out of the production process more times than I can remember and thankfully in recent years I have been invited to pass on that knowledge to budding new designers at Central St Martins, The RCA, and De Montfort University. I feel privileged to do so. The plan for the year ahead is to do more design and make and hopefully sell. It feels an inevitable step. Thank you to all who continue to support me and what I do.