A lull, where my recognition of time passing feels heightened. The anticipation and anxiety that cause a physical weight. I'm enable to perform. The ticking of a clock. A pendulums constant swing while my body is still. Not knowing when its time to begin. Will I ever have control over this feeling?
These are manual pendulums which can help create a sense of control over our awareness of time.
This collection of objects was made for the 50th Anniversary Craft + Design show at Sheridan College in 2017. Each piece is directly inspired by some of the work that I have made since graduating from their Furniture program in 2013.
I chose to use wood as the material for these objects because of the significant part that it played during my foundation years while studying furniture craftsmanship and design.
She knocked three times and announced aloud “DOUGLAS FIR!” -H.Gowans
hoop is a tabletop light that consists of six stacked bright green wooden rings that are reminiscent of childhood toys.
single swoop is currently being produced by UMBRA under the name Mira Mirror
zig is a bookend, or an accordion looking object that can sit on any surface.
Materials: rubber, wood, brass, and leather
In this collection of necklaces I have been thinking about how 2D design can have an interesting affect on the outcome of 3D objects. I looked to a distinct and ultimately beautiful shape to influence the aesthetic of each pendant. The circle.
These leather necklace pendants have been the start of my investigation in creating design work on a smaller scale. I have recently had the opportunity to be involved in a new Design Residency at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre and it has been there that I have had the chance to experiment with some new techniques as well as materials, leather being one of them.
Produced under: Fieldhouse, Ford + Reed
Commissioned by: Sheridan College
Materials: ebonized white oak, galvanized steel
The benches are built with a modular system of steel end caps shaped into semicircles. The rounded ends soften an otherwise hard industrial material, making the design more welcoming and playful. While speaking one design language, the variable end caps support different functions and uses and allow for multiple compositions. Back rests, writing surfaces, side tables and drawing boards these are all provided by the various iterations of the end cap
this beech ball can be used as a paperweight or bookend. It was part of a series with zig + hoop where the use of simple forms made connections to childhood objects.
materials: european beech, brass
Produced under: Cott & Reed
Materials: hard maple, upholstered cushion
The Twins and their stumpy legs may appear very similar but are different enough that they can be helpful in multiple ways. While one twin can act as a stool the other can be a side table and sometimes they get along well enough that together they create a bench or coffee table.
Materials: maple veneer, mdf, hard maple, mirror, powder coated aluminum tube
Strategically placed voids in a mirror play with concepts of vanity, perception and personal identity.
Collaborators: Andrew Pierce, Tamsin Sloot, Blayne Myers, Rhoni Daikoff, Charlotte Gloin, Roxanne Tochor, Corey Macdonald, Evelyn Diemert, Lauren Reed
Otto’s Lamp was created during SHED a one week collaboration project that brought together Craft and Design students from Sheridan College. Students from Textiles, Ceramics, Glass and Furniture were given the opportunity to explore other studios with the goal of constructing a light that could either be functional, conceptual or sculptural while learning valuable teamwork skills.
Collaborators: Simon Ford
Commissioned by: Philip Aziz Centre’s Emily’s House
Materials: Hard maple
Designed to playfully accommodate users in wheel chairs and allows people of varying abilities to sit together at one table.
Produced under: Cott & Reed
the idea of capacity in a consumerist society can be many different things to different people. Minimalist ideals compete with the consumers need to obtain objects. In the process of accumulating we realize the need for personal management and the demand of a limit. This piece provides the user with his or her maximum while conjointly sustaining the burden.
This piece was one of the winners of Fab's Disrupting Design Competition at ICFF 2013
Collaborators: Duncan McNeil, Jamie Moon, Peter Harrington, Lauren Reed
Materials: hard maple, coloured lacquer
Inspired by traditional peg boards Peggy’s Bored allows wooden pegs to be moved and placed in various locations. The different angles that the pegs are on create a sporadic playful appearance of colour and wood. The solid wood mail slot stays in place by pegs and can be removed when the pegs are pulled out leaving more space for hanging.