HS/DC Munich show

Such and interesting show and so much fun. It was always busy in the gallery. The opening went 2 hours over time because people just stayed, as they did every night beyond closing time. The Dialogue Collective were like kiwis but from London. The gallery was a really small space so perfect for slinging clothes lines…

Peg research

Pegs were once made by splitting a small branch or twig and tying the end together so it wouldn’t split all the way through. The peg  above was the first one I made and is black cherry and silver. In the 1700s, the Shakers were credited with what we know as the Dolly peg. A simple one-piece peg…

Dialogue Collective collaboration

I signed up for this back in February 2016, and it sat in the background for a long time until it became a real deadline and our skype meetings increased. Ten Handshakers chose to take part in the collaboration. One of the best things I ever did! The theme of the collaboration was It will all…

Frame Galleries, MJW 2017

Handshake 3 exhibited in the Frame galleries at the Schmuck venue. We were placed really well to get the maximum visitors to the show, and it looked fantastic. Peter once again spent his Christmas break constructing the exhibition stands. This is the third time Handshake has exhibited here, but the first time I have been there to…

Platina

I spent a few months playing with folds of the penumbra shape, scale and adding colour. Some worked and some just didn’t. I’m nursing a reject in my studio that looks like a Cadbury chocolate wrapper, but can’t convince myself or anybody else that it has merit. We were lucky to be the first show…

Out of the shadows

I played with various round shapes on the computer and made some cardboard maquettes. They weren’t convincing until I got some scale and added colour, then they came to life. In a way they were like little caricatures or cartoons. Out of the shadows seemed like a good title for them, referencing their origin, also introvert/extrovert, and…