Author Archives: markripley

Happy(?)New Year – thinking out loud

The disturbing state of politics globally and the demands of a growing population on the environment are clearly a cause for deep concern which raises the question of what can one do to improve things? What is the point, the value, of hand made objects in this context? I am reflecting on the effects of …

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Shows and Galleries

Forthcoming shows this year. Whiteknights Studio Trail, Reading 11-12 June. Visit for details. Society of Designer Craftsmen annual show. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1 August 11-21 Rums Eg Gallery 7 Sept- 15 Oct 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8GY Hampshire and Berkshire Guild, Nov 5-6 Stockbridge Town Hall, High St. …

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Happy New Year

Last year was busy with a steady flow of nicely balanced work. The rocking chairs have been selling consistently and  a nice dining suite took up most of the autumn. My wife and I had an inspirational trip to Venice in March and a more reflective fortnight in Dorset later in the year. A rather …

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