The Peak District makes a great loving partner. One way of looking at my relationship with the Peak District, may be that I am married to it. Well at least it feels a bit like that. A Ruby Anniversary... 40 years on. It all started at the age of 13 when I would be dropped off at the farm at the top of Winnats Pass with a tent, a geological hammer and some food for a few days. Armed with Geological Survey maps I would hunt out mine workings and try to find Blue John hydrothermal seams as well as [...]
For most of last year I was obsessed with the special places in the world that meant something to me. I was looking for places that may mean something similar to other people and how best to convey these sentiments and these places. After a great deal of trial and a herculean amount of time creating ideas, testing designs, chopping and mixing ideas, colours, textures and patterns I finally settled on the simplest of all the ideas, the concept of showing the ground relief as contours and then utilising this in a number of products. It was emotional, the places [...]
Peak District Design are proud to announce a date for the launch of their Exhibition of Peak District inspired art. 28th July 2018 Featuring Original Art, Prints, Giclée, Screen Prints, Clothing, Stationery, Giftware and Ceramics, we shall present unseen work from the last years projects. There will be plenty of new unseen work as well as work from the following existing ranges: • Contours • Idylls • I love the Peak • Sentiments and Sensibilities • Iconic and a new range titled: 'Wellbeing' will be launched.
I am torn between keeping private and sharing the most profound experiences of my life. I love Stanage, as I love life itself. It has been the place where I have had a great many of the most enduring experiences of my life. On one hand it is a very private place, albeit shared with some extraordinary people over the last 40 years. On the other hand I feel compelled to create work and a need to share the emotional space that comes from these happy memories and the great joy that it gifts me. I know that I am [...]
The Heart of the Park is a graphical representation of a Sessile Oak. The image, taken from a Chatsworth Oak tree is built up of 1000’s of oak tree leaves and acorns icons. At its heart is a circular poem comprising a series of the twelve sentiments that describe the beauty of the Peak District National Park.