Winston Churchill Fellowship

I have just heard I have won a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill trust to go to to Mexico and Japan and study ancient craft and design, bringing awareness to making communities all over the world. Better get planning!

The Hearth is hot..

The moment has arrived, finally we are able to light the newly installed wood burner in my new workshop after months of limewashing the old stone walls and sanding and oiling beams and making shelves, which are now filled with rows of shoes. All my tools and leather look very fitting in the over 200 year old building which is attached to the house. The old stone fireplace has been cold and unused for many years so this last finishing touch was a bit of a moment of truth. It certainly looks right to see smoke coming out of the chimney once again..

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