Hello I’m back!
Apologies for the lack of posts in recent months. I’ve been busy working on quite a few projects, mainly freelance work for various clients. I only got back to my own projects a couple of months ago. The fruits of my labour is a new collection of pendant lights and candle holders called PATINA, which I am showcasing at the Milan Furniture fair 2013.
This work continues my ongoing journey to explore colour, texture, pattern and form, with a specific focus on Patinas. The project was commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine for their annual Handmade Exhibition to celebrate ‘collaborations, art, craft, skill and vision’.
The PATINA lights and candlestick bases are handcrafted from bronze using the ‘lost wax’ technique. The colouration was developed in partnership with Derek Bayley – a highly skilled patineur from Bronze Age foundry, using a combination of age-old metal colouring methods, innovative formulae, and oxidation processes.
(1) Patina experiments on copper and bronze.
PATINA candle holders for the Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition.
Master patineur and artisan, Derek Bayley from Bronze Age Foundry patinating a lampshade. www.bronzeage.co.uk
I’m off to Milan in an hour and will be there for the duration of the Milan furniture fair 7-14th April. See you at Wallpaper* Handmade Exhibition and at my other show in Lambrate Ventura with my collective WORKs: Royal College of Art Graduates. For more info visit our website: www.theworkscollective.com