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Battery Cycle ( converting a 1939 bicycle to electric)

I used to ride this 1939 Royal Enfield Ladies Loop frame bicycle around Brighton back in the Eighties, before putting it out to pasture and hanging it up from the workshop roof . So when the desire for an electric … Continue reading

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Bladderwracked

A 10 metre wave of seaweed on the side of a new seafront development in Hove. Commissioned before the building was finished, my proposal hinged around this ‘concept’: 1500 seaweed shapes were laser cut from 3mm and 5mm steel plate, … Continue reading

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Going Loco

12 months ago I was asked to propose a design to embellish a ‘pavilion’ structure conceived by architect John Whiting as a focal point for a new housing estate by Croudace Homes in Ashford, near the site of the old … Continue reading

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E.V.-jeebies

Back in the early 90’s I cheekily applied for an Arts Council grant to finance the building of a one-off electric vehicle, to ‘contribute’ to the then burgeoning EV industry from a Crafts perspective. This would no doubt have relied … Continue reading

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A bridge (not) too far

Thanks to Sian Edwardes-Evans for recently sending me some photos of ‘my’ Dyfi Bridge in Machynlleth, Wales – 15 years on and they brought back mixed memories – nightmare deadlines/penalty clauses/ anxiety over technical & dimensions issues/ welding certificates and … Continue reading

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Kids in the Shed!!

60 kids from Hertford Infants School at the workshop. Mr Watt’s shed gets it’s first occupants! Wonky metalwork explained…. …to an attentive audience: then the walk back to school, and they’re all exhausted! See the Kingfisher class blog at: http://kingfisherclassblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/visit-to-jon-millss-workshop/

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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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