Open House exhibition As you can see from other pages of my website I make mechanical models and other weird and wonderful creations. We occasionally have an "Open House" exhibition during August Bank Holiday weekend and in 2019 we must have had over 100 visitors enthusiastically operating the models - from age 4 to 84 everyone was having fun and it was a joy to see. Lots of visitors had tea and home-made cake in our lovely garden. We didn't have an Open Day in 2020 and are not planning one for 2021 either, but perhaps next year..
Videos If you haven't been to one of my Open House exhibitions or would like to remind yourself of the automata that you saw on your visit you can view them on my YouTube channel called Positivelycreative (no spaces) or view some of the videos directly from this website. I have had over 300,000 views of my short videos so far.
Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum The Woodfair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum has been an excellent venue to display lots of my craftwork and Mechanical Models for many years but, alas, the place has now closed to the public. The Woodfair did take place in 2019 at the end of September and I was there with Bentley Wildlife Carvers. It was a very successful event and the weather was great for Friday and Saturday. There were plans for a grand Woodfair in 2021 but I haven't heard that it is going to happen.. If anyone is organising other exhibitions and would like me to come along and bring some models to demonstrate and for members of the public to operate please let me know.
Bentley Wildlife Carvers The carving group that I belong to is still going strong, although obviously not meeting at the moment because of the coronavirus lockdown but if you are interested in wood carving why not join Bentley Wildlife Carvers (visit our website on www.bentleywildlifecarvers.uk). We had been meeting at the Arundel Wetlands Centre once a month (usually the second Sunday) to sit and whittle and swap tips. We display our beautifully carved and painted ducks and birds and are keen to chat to anyone interested. We also have classes at Ringmer Academy on Thursday nights during term time, also not running at the moment, but let us know if you are interested in joining us when we resume. We are keen to keep our connection with Bentley Farm but they cannot accommodate us at the mement.
Published Articles I have had articles published about my automata and carvings in the BDWCA Wingspan Magazine and in Automata Magazine, an online magazine at www.automatamagazine.com which I can recommend. I have also written some poems but they have not been published.
Here is a video of a marble run which is small so has ball bearings instead of marbles. Otherwise it would have been called Don't lose your Marbles! Other videos can be seen by clicking HERE