Author Archives: markripley

Thinking out loud

  Beautiful functional objects that don’t need to be replaced create a sense of connection and history in the people who live with them. The English vernacular furniture that is my inspiration evolved over several centuries and my interpretation of it continues to be distilled with time. In a world seemingly wedded to built in …

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Shows and Galleries

Forthcoming shows this year. Whiteknights Studio Trail, Reading 11-12 June. Visit www.studiotrail.co.uk for details. Society of Designer Craftsmen annual show. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1 August 11-21 www.societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk Rums Eg Gallery 7 Sept- 15 Oct 27 Bell Street, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8GY www.hampshireartandcraft.org 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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