Initially inspired by the panels of CR Ashbee's Guild of Handicraft in Cheltenham Museum, my wife and I can produce decorative tooled, embossed and coloured leatherwork. Either combined with my cabinet work or framed for wall hanging, this adds another Arts and Crafts dimension to my work.
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THE CHRISTOPHER VICKERS TOUCHMARK
Initially conceived to distinguish my Metalwork designs from earlier Arts & Crafts designers work, it is now also used on my Furniture and Boxes as well.
The use of the partitioned heart to contain initials was inspired by WR Lethaby's personal bookplate design. It was Lethaby who introduced Ernest W Gimson to the delights of early domestic metalwork and it is Gimson's and CFA Voysey's designs that inspire me to design and make in this tradition.
The heart motif also of course being synonymous with the Arts & Crafts Movement and used particularly by Voysey and MH Baillie-Scott. It was a plasterwork fire surround, designed by Baillie-Scott with a flower growing from a heart, that inspired the finishing touch. It seems entirely appropriate, as this is where the best designs originate.
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