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Event: Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market

The Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market brings together local talented artists and designer-makers showcasing handmade artisan items, my upcycled handpainted furniture among them. A great opportunity to meet artists/designers in person and find out everything about their creative practice. Click here for more info.

upcycled table Half Moon

Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market
Civic Hall, 2 High Street, Perth  PH1 5PH
Saturday 23 June, 10am – 4.30pm

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Event: Nice Markets Glasgow

Glasgow again! I’m going to show my upcycled painted tables and chairs at this new venue in the West End. The organiser is Nice Markets who promote traders whose products have an eco-friendly focus.

upcycle nest of tables Bubbles

Nest of tables Bubbles
chalk paint, acrylic varnish. 2017.

Nice Market Eco Friendly Focus
St Silas Church   69 Park Rd   Glasgow G4 9JE
Saturday 5 May, 11am – 4pm


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Upcycled furniture: table

During my time in Canada I did this custom order for a client in Vancouver BC. The lady in question had painted a small table in this beautiful rust colour and then felt unsure about how to accentuate the table top. The piece reminded me of a gambling table, so I decided on a decor of squares like a board game.

upcycled Checkerboard Table

Wood, oil paint, artists oil paint. 2001.

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Upcycled furniture: Sunday Afternoon

Upcycling with paint: the design for this small table, well-proportioned but bland, was created by masking off successive parts of the beech wood table top and painting it in different colours. I wasn’t thinking of a particular motive, but I began to see an image which I best describe through a poem: 

Deserted place,
trees stretching toward the horizon.
Dust on the sidewalk,
dappled with sunlight.
Curtains drawn to block out heat.
Branches yearning
for the cool of concrete.

This image reminds me of a still and brooding Sunday Afternoon, which I chose as the name for this table.

Sunday Afternoon
Beech wood, acrylic paint, varnish. 1999.
64 x 64 x 74 cm