Mentors: Stephen Deeming

I worked with Stephen Deeming of Cadence woodwork for two days in his woodcraft studio, as well as a few pre-meetings and discussions. Steve's an experienced woodworker who was able to help me learn technique as well as offer his knowledge as we poured over plans and reference images of Greenland paddles so that we … Continue reading Mentors: Stephen Deeming

Concrete Boat After Bob Smith (part 2)

There's not much else to say on this one that isn't in the video. The video documents making the concrete boat, launching it, and some of the ideas behind it. Having completed this piece it feels like an appropriate homage but also something to be seen as something closer to a sketchbook work... something to … Continue reading Concrete Boat After Bob Smith (part 2)

Concrete Boat (after Bob Smith) PART 1

After completing Doggerland, which took months of work. I decided to do some quicker projects before launching into another large boat. So over the last few weeks I've done a bunch of stuff. From starting kayaking lessons, to meeting with mentors, to making a miniature dug out canoe, and building a new studio space to … Continue reading Concrete Boat (after Bob Smith) PART 1

Doggerland Assessment

I wanted to make a post about the work Doggerland, that was completed last week, but as some of the ideas behind the work are stronger if they remain oblique it doesn't feel easy to put those ideas online and explain its every dimension away. Some things need to stay in the sketchbook and the … Continue reading Doggerland Assessment

Sick to the Stomach

I've not updated this blog nearly regularly enough the last couple of weeks because I have been so busy fabricating the carton canoe, and making an authentic Greenland paddle with the help of a mentor and hand tools. I have a deadline to get it the boat finished as I'll be using it in a … Continue reading Sick to the Stomach

The advanced technologies of “primitive” peoples and getting triggered.

I'll warn you now reader. This post will be something of what - I believe - the kids these days call 'a rant'. It's relation and importance to the project is probably very small. But it's something that is in my head right now and needs to be exorcised through writing. I promise at least … Continue reading The advanced technologies of “primitive” peoples and getting triggered.

Behind the Seaside – thinking about Folkestone and it’s water.

I'm planning to make water going vessels, and I live and work in a coastal town. And so the following is some thoughts, ideas and investigation about Folkestone as might pertain to what I'm going to be doing in this project. As will become normal, this post is just a slither, it's a thread to … Continue reading Behind the Seaside – thinking about Folkestone and it’s water.