Let me design and make a collage or assemblage piece that is completely unique to you or for you to give as a gift for a family member or friend.


Be it to celebrate a landmark occasion or just the creation of a very special piece of art just for you which nobody else will have, I will be very happy to discuss your own ideas or make suggestions in a chat on the phone, by email or in person.

Starting with a 'blank canvas' I will take your basic idea and weave my own creative elements into the project. I can source materials from any era but already have a large collection of interesting artefacts to choose from which could be incorporated in your bespoke finished artwork.

'A Glimpse Into Neverland'

I was approached by a collector who has a passion for Peter Pan and wanted an assemblage with a difference. I decided to make the basis for this commission a 1985 edition of J M Barrie's 'Peter Pan and Wendy'. All 190 pages were first carefully cut into to form the hollow interior. The piece uses an original 1910 postcard 'Wendy Gives Peter a Kiss', the 'Fairy' page from a 1914 dictionary, a vintage musical movement and a base made from vintage chess pieces.

The book sits neatly on a coffee table or shelf and on opening the book the fully wound movement plays a tinkly pleasant tune for around three to five minutes.


The cover is gold-embossed with a framed glass window to view the musical movement.

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