This is the end of a two year process of design and various stages of interpretation ideas. The brief originally came to us with the desire to create a series of hubs using cut through corten steel. However, we felt that this treatment was a little unsympathetic to the project aims so we created a completely new design. The hubs came from the notion of a pit wheel within which we introduced the stories of the landscape setting for each hub. Thus the story is in steel. There supporting interpretation panel puts flesh on the boss of these stories. The spinning zinc etched discs and coloured resin introduce a fun element allowing for the interpretation to appeal to a wide ranging audience including children.Read More
Redhall Estate is in Darlington and is surrounded by countryside and increasing development. The Redhall Nature reserve on site is full of grassland species such as six-spot burnet moths and butterflies of all kinds.Read More
New simple signage system installed in Bishop Auckland.Read More
New GRP interpretation panels for Whitehaven town centre.Read More
Moleskine Nature sketchbook recording my everyday walks with Jess.Read More
The Allen Valley is a place of wonder and industrial heritage - sitting just below the surface. Cold and windswept often but glorious always. So working here has been a great inspiration and the interpretation panels we have installed are now looking wonderful in this landscape.Read More
The latest interpretation at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare has built on the existing interpretation we installed last year and includes audio, visual, smell and touch interpretation. This all adds to the mix of engaging activities that the education team run at the centre to help visitors understand and feel fully engage with their work of helping animal welfare.Read More
We visits Arran once again this year and visited the interpretation signs we supplied last year. The project was to provide a range of signs that promote and illustrate the Arran Coastal Path.Read More
We had a small part to play in the development of this memorial space for the Bradford Brothers in Witton Park. Our role was simply to produce a Zinc Etched Interpretation Plaque to be fitted to a stone plinth.Read More
We have produced a suite of panels for the NHS in Scotland - the panels were used in a Dementia Garden that included a range of planting, objects, interpretation and signage to create a space that provides a relaxing environment for everyone whose lives are touched by dementia.
The garden was designed by landscape architect Nicola Duenas.
During the course of all my design work I use sketchbooks first - for everything. This allows me to have a real dialogue with my clients and myself in terms of the appropriateness of the solutions proposed.
In fact I have developed a real addiction to Moleskine Sketchbooks, Fountain Pens and watercolours.Read More
This past year - 2016 - saw another phase of way finding, signage and interpretation designed and installed at Raystede Centre for animal Welfare. As with phase one this was another collaborative phase which saw how interpretation can inform the wayfinding and visitor experience for visitors to this popular place in Ringmer near Brighton.
We began the project with a Signage Audit which allowed us to assess how the first phase has been working over the past year. This done we proposed a series of landscape interventions which included simple wayfinding and some more interpretative features such as audio posts, wall friezes and cafe information graphics.
We have completed a set of GRP interpretation panels for the Kirkmichael Paths network near Stirling which involved some historical illustration. We commissioned Bob Marshall for the 3D rendering of the Bronze Age huts and produced the historical re-enactment of the raising of the banner in-house. All of the wildlife illustration was done in-house too.
The Bridge is called so as it is based on the Norse Rainbow Bridge connecting Earth to the realm of the Gods - Asgard. That bridge as in ours did not have a start or end as it was a place of mythical journey. In order to enter the bridge you have to pass the sculpture "Liberty" - this is a very loose representation of the guardsman of the bridge Heimdall. Liberty allows the visitor to leave behind something of the ordinary world and begin a journey to a special and very personal place.Read More
These Durham City Homes interpretation panels involved community engagement in the form of working with local schools and heritage groups in order to create a set of interpretation that told the story of social housing in the post war period.Read More
This was a Heritage Lottery Funded project to interpret this historic park. We produced signage that was in keeping with the restoration and material suite. Our role was develop the stories of the park for local people.Read More
The start of the Arran Coastal Way is marked by this wonderful artwork in Brodick, Isle of Arran.Read More
The pillbox at Middle Warren, Harltepool no longer exists but in its place there is a new Interpretative Feature which tells the story of First World War defences. This Pillbox Marker is made of concrete and features a map and story panels about Pillboxes.Read More
We have just installed this new zinc etched panel outside of the Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland. We wrote and illustrated the panel before fabricating it locally and installing it. One of the main features of this panel was the colour insert onto the panel which adds a colourful twist to the historical interest.Read More