Artist of the month!

I have appeared in the lovely Reflections magazine as ‘artist of the month’ for December. Reflections is a well established lifestyle publication covering Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Bird sculpture commissions

I new inspiration has occurred for me. Metal bird sculpture has become my speciality and is attracting commissions. It has been exciting to develop unusual techniques in metal smithing to create these bird characters, which seem to come alive as they near completion.

Hero’s Engine Works is going live!

Following a year of developing the workshop into a fully equipped making space and completing several commissions, I now feel ready to offer my design and making services to the world. I hope to be adding links to the usual social media sites and updating with work, news and images as they are generated on […]

The Helios project

A sonification installation of visceral beauty, power and rhythm. This is an idea I have wanted to do for some time and was realised as an ‘Enchanted Parks’, Gateshead commission at the end of 2014 with great response.  This monumental piece of laboratory equipment represents a curved slice of the sun animated with flame. Adapted for […]

The Prometheus setup and tryout show

Many thanks to all of you who attended the first Prometheus Garden performance. Despite a limited budget and rehearsal time and the help of fantastic weather the show was a great success with many aspects of the production identified for further development and tweaking. We have had enthusiastic expressions of interest for next years festival […]

Prometheus’ Garden final preparation

The show is finally complete. All music, lighting, Midi, pyrotechnic and performer cues are finished and the sculptures and set are painted and tested. We are now looking forward to good weather and a big audience for this unique and exciting premiere performance. Prometheus’ Garden is an exciting world premiere combining giant mechanical sculptures, fireworks, […]

Arts Council Funding approved

I am very pleased to announce that we were successful in getting support from the Arts Council for the development of Prometheus. The mechanical set builds are well under way and should be completed for the next phase of the projects development in August. Pictures to follow and a bit more detail when I get […]

Greetings to all out there!

Hello and welcome to my first post. At this point I would like to outline what I think this blog is for and the motivation for having one connected to our new and shiny External Combustion web site (many thanks to Nik at Remix for such a fantastic job!). The blog gives me the opportunity […]