Extra Ordinary Pieces & Boxes
Made of silver and laminated wood from the prop shaft of a Second World War fighter plane, this was commissioned in memory of Sholto Dougllas, Lord Douglas of Kirtleside. The front of the trophy shows the front of the bi-plane Douglas flew and the silver propellers can be turned and arranged as desired. When spread out they look like the propellers in early films.
Two pieces made for an exhibition about the Way of Tea (Japanese tea ceremony) in Glasgow. The tea kettle was designed in collaboration with Tim Chalk who sculpted and cast the main body of the kettle. I hand raised the lid from bronze and made a silver handle; the hammer marks reflecting teh swirling pattern of water. The square lid rest is made from patinated copper with brass rivets it reflects Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the rivets of Govan shipbuilders.
Hexagonal box with an ebony lid inlaid with silver, made for a christening present.
The lid of this box is inlaid with triangular pieces of lapis lazuli. Also commissioned for a christening present.
Commissioned by Chivas Regal whisky for their 200th anniversary tins. The brief was to use teh colours of silver and whisky, and to have no function. It is made from silver inlaid with two panels of mokume gane and a large piece of amber. The mokume is made from gold, silver and copper, patinated with heat. It has rockers underneath so the amber sparkles. It was shown at Goldsmiths’ Hall in 2001 in an exhibition of celebratory pieces.