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Edale landscape, morning run pics

    I Love Edale at this time of year. The colours are wonderful, the sun low in the sky makes everything look wonderful and sunrise is late enough for me to see it. Better still when you go for a walk or morning run up the hill there are hardly any tourists about, this […]

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China street life

My stay in China was very brief just 6 days but 6am every morning I was up (jet lag) and walking the streets. This was my favourite place for breakfast, the street food is amazing and cheap, clearly many people eat on the street rather than at home. The bamboo steamers are full of steamed bread/dumpling […]

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China a craftsman’s view

I was delighted to be asked to represent the UK at the International FolkCrafts expo in Gizhou province China. This was a celebration of global folk culture on a scale that is simply not imaginable in Europe. It was organised by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and The International Organisation of Folk Art IOV a very […]

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The Old Art and Craft Debate

This is an essay I wrote over ten years ago for Turning Points the journal of the wood turning center (now renamed center for wood art) in the USA vol 16 2003. I think some may find it an interesting read and I am prompted to share it by my friend Jarrod writing about art […]

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bowl turning on BBCs Tudor Monastery Farm

Wednesday 9pm sees the start of the new series of Tudor Monastery Farm and the first craft they cover with will be bowl turning. They filmed at my workshop in the spring when Ruth Goodman and the team visited my workshop and I turned some Tudor style dishes for them. Most of the series is […]

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Tudor pewter goes on sale

I am sure that folk that like my work would love to own an original Tudor pewter porringer. Not the sort of thing that you get the opportunity of very often but on November 24th a fantastic collection goes under the hammer at Wilkinson’s of Doncaster. Here are a few pictures, first the porringers, this […]

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Luxury

Today a magazine dropped through my letterbox, no ordinary magazine, it was a super glossy all the way from Taiwan and as you can see the theme of the issue was Hadicraft, Art, Heritage.   It is a luxury publication in every way, heavy paper, gorgeous images, good design, lots of space. The articles are […]

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