I’m passionate about art and design and have been a designer and inventor for all of my working life.
In recent years, while building my elliptical country home Arragon Mooar, in the Isle of Man, I have produced bespoke ‘design artworks’, such as the Elliptical Collection that encompasses a full set of bone-white ceramic ware and hand blown glassware.
The limited edition set of classic white ceramic ware with subtle gold edging combines both traditional skills and cutting edge technology. Inspired by the high level of craftsmanship and strong British heritage behind the great Josiah Wedgewood, I unearthed long lost pottery skills in commissioning a custom made mould and setter that could incorporate the new and improved design.
Freed from the limitations of the standard 2½D shape, the result is a bespoke set of elliptical pieces in a revolutionary 3D curved shape. They are a pleasure to handle and completely unique.
The hand blown glassware is exclusively made in Norfolk. The stylish set of elliptical glassware is designed to achieve a perfect balance of form and function, and the distinctive elliptical shape is clearly visible when viewed from the side and above. The compressed oval shape of the water glass is designed to fit a hand’s natural grip to ensure maximum comfort.
I have always applied a ‘nothing is impossible’ approach to design using the best aspects of the past to create innovative products that are built to last.