Inspired by cartoons, particularly Wacky Races, this vehicle uses basic cams to animate the sausages as the car rolls along. These machines are hand made using Ash and CNC Routed Valchromat.
As they approach the starting line and rev their engines these underdogs will run the race of their lives in the hope to become the first ever sausage champions!
The Plant stool is a variation of the Pilcrow bar stools I made and was redesigned for a public workshop at Plant NOMA. 8 Stools were made by members of the public who signed up for the workshop and will be used for the Coffee bar and Market stalls at Sadler's Yard in Manchester City centre.
A month long ambiguous sports installation, in collaboration with Joshua Dodds & Tom Marrett, for OhokLTD.
Installed in Sadler's Yard, Manchester & accompanied with three short promotional videos, aimed at social media.
The first player to score a 10 twice starts. However, if you land on 3, it’s void. One throw starts are a wild card, but we’ll come to that in a minute. Round one you need a 9, round 2 a 7. Two players are needed to win, but only if you’re behind. One stripe returns their face value, except the coloured stripes (obviously). You always play in sequence unless you match your opponent's score, otherwise you play in an ascending or descending order. If you roll a 4 you must stand up and shout “Sadler’s Sam, Skip Town Sailor.” The winner is the man with the most hoops after 12 rounds. A frame can be divided if one player skips off for a beer, unless the beer is below 4%, naturally.
The wings of this flying machine flap up and down as it is rolled along resembling a bird-like takeoff. Made from Walnut, Tulip, Beach and Valchromat and using wood-turning techniques, this vehicle was created as part of my cartoon inspired toy car series. Complete with removable pilot and spinning propellor. (Not a flying toy)
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Its half and half actually. His mother was a Spitfire and his father was an Albatross. Now Flappy Plane piloted by Captain Flaps joins the great race. The skies the limit!
KAMI SAKE CUPS
The name Kami refers to the Japanese word for paper. Inspired by Origami these Sake cups were commissioned as wedding favors to be used during the toast and for each guest to take home with them.
Each cup is cast from stoneware slip tined with mason stains. The inside is finished with a clear glaze.
This desk is made from solid Ash finished with two different tinted oils.
The drawer/shelf feature extends for access to essential work tools, its transparent nature encourages tidiness and discourages clutter.
CALVIN AND HOBBES
The second entry into my wacky races inspired toy car series and made for the Makers Dozen exhibition at Marketplace Studios, this racer is directly inspired by the Calvin and Hobbes series. Turning the Calvin character also steers the front wheels for those tight corners. Calvin is hand turned from Walnut and Hobbes from Beech and Sapele. The cart is made using Red and blue Valchromat with Ash wheels.
The famous Calvin and Hobbes have joined the great race in their signature red cart which is perfect for speeding around those pesky hairpins. Playtime's over with the duo determined to come out on top.
This toy car is the first in my cartoon inspired collection. This one takes inspiration particularly from the caveman characters from Wacky Races, The Slag Brothers. When the car is pushed along the characters bob up and down from the cams underneath. Made from Sapele and Beach. Caveman car was created for the Makers Dozen exhibition at Marketplace Studios.
They may be cavemen but they know a thing or two about racing. Although not the fastest their vehicle is rock hard and known for smashing opponents off course. They get away with it because they've been around since before rules were invented. Using old school aggression they are determined to take the trophy back to the stone age.
PILCROW BAR STOOL
For the opening of the Pilcrow Pub I was commissioned to design and make 14 bar stools. All the furniture and fixtures of the pub were made by local designers, makers and members of the public. The stools are made from Ash and finished with two different tinted oils.