My essay 'Interpreter of the Dream' and poem 'Saltwater Zodiac', both inspired by the surrealist artist Edith Rimmington and her life in Bexhill-on-sea, are published in The Clearing and available to read here. Saltwater Zodiac was highly commended in the Hastings Literary Festival poetry prize in 2019 and is also published in The Debutante.
Just before the lockdown happened I contributed to a BBC Radio 4 programme called 'The Pebble in Your Pocket'. This went out on Tuesday 12th May at 11am and you can listen to it here.
I've contributed a number of pieces to the seventh issue of the journal Pleasure Garden. This is a coast/water/sea-themed issue and I've written about Dazzle Ships, Renaissance fountains and seaside piers. It's a beautiful journal and well worth a look if you are unfamiliar with it.
Over the last few months I've been selling artwork, prints and the occasional book via my twitter and instagram pages. Now I've started a shop on my ko-fi page to gather everything together in one place and which I aim to regularly update - if you're interested you can have a look here.
Back in the summer I was interviewed about King of Dust by Meg Bernstein for the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland newsletter, which you can read here. Why I wrote it, how I went about writing it and the joy of discovering Romanesque fonts are all covered. If you're unfamiliar with the work of the CRSBI then do have a look around the amazing resource that is their website too, a truly wonderful undertaking that aims to record all Romanesque sculpture in these isles.
I've just checked through the proofs of a chapter for a forthcoming book on Cornish buildings. I've written about the 15th-century sculpture that can be found dotted throughout the churches of the north coast and that was formerly attributed to one master, but is more likely to be the output of several stonemasons over many decades. The work is all in the beautiful dark Catacleuse stone, once quarried near Padstow. This will be out next year.
New in my shop are Christmas cards and general greetings cards. If you're looking for cards with medieval sculpture or fragments of stone/selected beach finds then these might be for you! All are derived from my artwork, some of which is also for sale - please contact me if you're interested in owning originals or commissioning new pieces.