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Grumpy Man of Metal

30 years of making in 25 minutes

I spluttered my way through a history of my ‘career’ at the Brighton Mini Makers Faire… and now it’s available for all to see…uh-oh.   must get my hair cut

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And now… the eBook goes live! eeee!

Hooray!! At last, Apple have finally given the all-clear on the Arts Council fundedĀ  “Mr Watt Grumpy Man of Metal” ebook; almost 9 months have been spent putting the film, animations, demonstrations and stories together; here’s the official link to … Continue reading

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stick-kid bridge

About 4 years I ago I was asked to produce a design based on “people” to go on the sides of a new footbridge in Andover, which Persimmon Homes had to provide as part of their new housing development scheme. … Continue reading

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art deco commission

About a year ago I won a commission to create an Art Deco sculpture to stand outside the 1930’s Grand Ocean Hotel in Saltdean – a Butlins resort from the 50’s and now converted to apartments. Contract came through in … Continue reading

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Trumpet/own/my/blow ~ A new book out – and a whole chapter about me!

“Cut and Shut”, the History of Creative Salvage by Gareth Williams and Nick Wright.It was a real surprise to get such a good splash in this publication – not only did it ‘contextualise’ my work in relation to the era, … Continue reading

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Chinese Horse for Grumpy man

Just announced!! The winner of the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery’s competition “Mr Watt’s Holiday Souvenir” is……Indika Mamujee, for his Watt~ian version of the Museum’s “Chinese Horse”. (The museum commissioned me to make 2 of the winner’s design ~ one … Continue reading

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Mr Watt at Museum of Iron, Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

Until April 2013: stop press! Exhibition now held over until September 2013 It’s in a great setting, in the Enginuity Hall… surrounded by old bits and pieces of metal… fantastic! There are over 60 objects now that have been made … Continue reading

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what the scribbles became

I was recently asked to be part of an A&C Black publication, about artists and their drawings. It prompted the digging out and scanning of some of the more interesting works, especially when the scribble had led to bigger things. … Continue reading

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The first animation of Mr Watt (Grumpy Man of Metal)

As a submission for a competition organised by the Crafts Council and V&A, I have done this short little animation. Competition is titled “The Power of Making” and it’s been a laugh doing it.

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pylon design competition

Chris Huhne the current Energy secretary recently announced a competition for a new Pylon design, to carry electricity from all the new off-shore & wind turbines that National Grid will be building. I thought crikey…when it comes to public bits … Continue reading

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