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Mini pots & Thumb pots

Mini pots & Thumb pots

Once again we have been honoured to be invited to look at finds at the Ness of Brodgar. This visit we were specifically looking at the Mini pots and the Thumb pots. These have been seen on other Neolithic digs, but there is an abundance of them come to light at the...
Lignum Vitae ‘Petrosphere’

Lignum Vitae ‘Petrosphere’

Michael has made ‘Petrospheres’ from Lignum Vitae before, but this one is inspired by the Towie ball. This beautiful carved stone ball was found in Aberdeenshire. People have long wondered about what it was and how it was used, but it had clearly been a...
Range inspired by fishing floats

Range inspired by fishing floats

Michael turned a range of pieces inspired by fishing floats some of which he had used as a commercial fisherman and others he used to collect off the beach as a boy. The initial range were made back over the winter of 21/22. See previous blog These were very well...
Working on the bronze repairs.

Working on the bronze repairs.

Michael has often used staples as decoration on pieces of his work. He first registered a makers mark with the Edinburgh assay office back in 2000 and has been using hallmarked silver staples as repairs ever since. He started using bronze and copper on pieces about...