'A Different Kind of Tension' lyrics poster

Letterpress Poster Workshop

Years back, I used to have a pottery studio at Jubilee Stores, an annexe of the Isle of Wight’s Quay Arts. It was a great place to get all mucky; throwing clay on a wheel using centuries old skills, and a material that has been exploited by humans for millennia.

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Paul Littler

Suits You, Sir

Sharp dressed Paul Littler has a very distinctive style. Until recently he was a regular in the Isle of Wight’s corridors of power where, among the budget suits and crumpled bureaucrats, his dapper look would brighten any grey day.

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Silver initial stamp ring

Silver Ring Workshop

Years ago, I trained as an industrial designer. As part of my college course I got to use all sorts of workshop tools: pillar drills, lathes (metal and wood), circular saws, plus welding and soldering equipment.

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Geometric tote bag

Geometric Bags

One day I’ll get to Tokyo. To be honest though, I don’t know if I’ll cope with the stimulation of sights, smells, sounds and shopping unfamiliar to a hick from the Isle of Wight.

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The Good Life

Middle age is the new black

Do you remember when part-time Isle of Wight resident Alan Titchmarsh was all over the telly and it was proclaimed that gardening was the new sex? Or how about that time we eschewed broccoli for almonds as the new superfoods. Well, continuing the theme, we’re declaring that middle age is the new black. Or something.

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