Celebration of Designer Crafts Cheltenham Aug. 17th - 26th 2019
Established in 1995, Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design, the largest selling exhibition of designer-maker furniture in the UK, runs annually from its stunning neoclassical location in Cheltenham. The newest work of around seventy designer-makers comes together to form a unique and fascinating collection of pieces that and are undoubtedly set to become the antiques of the future. The emphasis is on furniture, but each year this is complemented by work from several other disciplines such as jewellery, sculpture, art and glass.
On beach strolls there are sometimes seats cobbled together from driftwood and round worn pebbles, made in playful activity with purposeful intent. I wanted to create a sculptural and useful equivalent that had the spirit of the sea and fascination of the shore line, yet with crafted permanence.