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vague as giving space and light. I can look at a design and know if it allows air to breath, that it is not cluttered nor busy.
We live in the depths of rural Shropshire and although my work isn’t what you’d call “country” the visual richness all around feeds into my design work. A lot is often said about inspiration. Sometimes I feel this is too heavy a word, often it is just a sense of something, maybe as
Autumn Bliss raspberries, Sweet & intensely flavoured.
It’s often the small details, things fleeting or incidental that are so compelling; rivulets of rain on glass, haphazard lines in a clump of bamboo, saw marks in a chunk of wood, subtle effects which I transform into animated patterns. Maybe as simple as an etched sgraffito line, flooded with colour which seeps along it, its unpredictability giving it freshness.
Chickens foraging in chamomile.
A mix of my favourite ceramics and utensils - somethings given as presents, all part of my home collection I’d be bereft without.
A bowl of quinces their fragrance can fill a room.
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