This set of drawers was refurbished as a commission.
The piece predominantly shows random swirl patterns, a subtle double print of yellow then turquoise and brown swirl patterns onto the drawer fronts, as well as onto paper for the side and back.
The insides of the drawers have a much more vibrant light blue and white swirl patterns, printed onto red paper.
Paper was predominantly used as the piece was kept together instead of dismantled which meant marbling onto the negative spaces directly would be too difficult.
Colours used: (outside)yellow, turquoise and brown. (Inside)White, turquoise.
Pattern: Random swirl
This small coffee table was originally finished with dark brown varnish, which had become worn in places. The table also had some splitting occurring on the table top.
The table was sanded to reveal the grain of the wood underneath. The table top, shelf and legs were marbled, with lighter colours and done so that the grain would continue to show through.
Colours used: Black, white, light blue, pink.
Pattern used: Turkish Marble
This pieces was originally finished with dark brown varnish, with a plywood top.
The plywood top was removed and the unit was sanded down fully. Using reclaimed parquet flooring tiles, a new top was made. The tiles pattern was repeated on the door and sides using veneers made from the flooring tiles.
The tiled surfaces were then marbled in a way that left the seams between the tiles untouched, this was to emphasize the tile pattern. The draw fronts and shelf were also marbled.
Colours used: Purple, gold, white.
Pattern used: Comb drawn back
Status: FOR SALE
Wall Panels 1
These spalted beech planks were claimed from a timber yard where they had been left outside for an extended period of time. They have been planed and sanded. Where cracks had appeared bow ties were used to prevent further splitting.
They were then marbled as a set, using the same colours on each, as such they work when grouped as one, but can also stand alone.
Colours used: Turquoise, violet-red, ultramarine blue, black
Patterns used: (all panels) veined marble, (2x panels) turkish marble, (2x panels) comb draw back and small spirals, (1x panel) bouquet pattern.
Status: FOR SALE
Spiral Leg Table
Simple solid wood table. The legs were first marbled, then cut into cubes, these were then reassembled into spiral legs.
The top of the table was marbled with geometric resist work, which purposely reveals the timber of the table.
This is a series of geometric scultpures were made as an investigation into repeating shapes and marbling onto three dimensional objects. The repeated shape for this series is the hexagon.
Some of these sculptures are marbled and some have been left bare. The ones marbled are predominantly made of pine, whilst the un-marbled sculptures are made up of a variety of different woods such as Ash ad Walnut.
A recreation of Wall Panels 1, using the same colours and patterns, but done on pine instead of spalted beech.
Whilst all the elements were kept the same, this set of wall panels are not exactly the same, only similar to the first set. They have their own characteristics and details, this is due to slight changes to the different elements used to make the patterns, as well as the pine itself. The pine is a lighter timber than the beech, and has a more pronounced grain, which has affected the colours.
Colours used: turquoise, black, violet-red, ultramarine blue
Patterns used:(all panels) veined marble, (2x panels) turkish marble, (2x panels) comb draw back and small spirals, (1x panel) bouquet pattern.
Small Panels 1
A small commission set. The small panels are made of 9mm plywood.
The use of black and dark blue within the patterns contrasts with the lighter colours used on all the pieces, which makes the colours stand out more. This also helps to give the patterns greater definition when viewed from a short distance.
Colours used: lilac, light blue, gold, dark blue, black
A commission to revamp an intriguing set of nestle tables.
I was given a list of colours that the clients wanted to have used on the table, as they would match the colours of their living room.
The table tops were marbled with a border around the edge where it remained free of marbling which helps to mark the edge of the tables.
Each table has a different pattern, this is so that they were each unique and would encourage people to discover what pattern were on them.
Colours used: green, beige, black, yellow, red.
Patterns used: turkish marble, american marble, drawn and spiral, bouquet marble.
Child's Wooden Potty
A perculier little piece brought in to be decorated and to be altered to be a child’s chair.
The piece had to be fully dismantled, this allowed for the individual pieces to be marbled more easily. This also enabled different colours and patterns to be used. As it was to be a child’s chair, a riot of colours and patterns seemed the best course of action.
A couple of square panels were also made to fill the hole in the seat and prevent anyone from falling through.
This set of nestle tables are identlcle in form to the other set I have done, this set though I have used a different colour palette. Furthermore the patterns used were chosen so as to reveal the wood grain of the tabletop.
Both the table tops and legs share a similar colour palette with only a single colour changed between the two. The use of black in the legs help to mute them and make them more grounded, whilst the cream in the patterns on the tops help to draw a viewers attentention.
Simple and elegant shelf design to reduce the use of screws in the shelf construction by utilising traditional joinery techniques.
This large piece was done to both test myself and to show people the scale that marbling can be applied to.
Whilst this piece may seem to have been done in one go, it ha actually been marbled in sections, in this case two or three planks were marbled together. This shows that a large surface area can be decorated in sections and due to the nature of the marbled patterns the break between the individual prints is hard to see.
This process can be used to decorate walls, as shown, or could be done to the planks being used for a table top before they are joined. This means there is a great deal of flexibility with the marbling process and how it can be utlised.
Timber - Pine
Dimensions- 2m wide, 1.2m heigh
Colours used - black, turquoise, pink, light blue, indigo, crimson