Bespoke commissions are all very different and range from worlds in bell jars to worlds in boxes. But all have books and poetry and nature in common.
Glass domes usually take about four weeks to make from start to finish.
Prices without lights begin at around £2000 and with lights start from about £2225
One off pictures, normally begin at £250, framed.
Flowers and seed pods made from pages of plays and music scores and decorative papers, vintage book, vintage glass dome. Brass flowers. Metal rods.
Front view without glass dome.
Theatre made for a particular commission and bespoke play.
A theatre with a personalised play within.
With glass front.
Flower heart in vintage box. Petals made from advertising cuts from 1973 of horse. These advertising cuts were eventually used as match box covers.
The back of the wedding box
Wedding Commission. Tulips, olive trees and Winnie The Poo
The back view
Below. Commission for L’Absinthe restaurant. Primrose Hill . Tromple L’Oeil.
Mural in L’Absinthe.
View from a window of a Burgundy vineyard .The church is inspired from a 10th century one in Fixin. Window and sill from my cousins house in St Remy, France.
amorous rabbits hidden in the vines
snail shell, butterfly and ladybird.
Below. Carousel. Large. All the fun of the fair. With lights. Bell jar.
Carousel. All the fun of the fair. With lights. Bell jar.
Below. Enchanted Forest. With lights.
Enchanted Forest in Victorian Bell Jar with lights. Book, book pages, children’s book pages, brass, crystals, ribbons.
For Fuck’s Sake
Glitter on paper.
NOW WASH YOUR FACE
Now Wash Your Face
Black and White double sided heart
The image on the petals of ‘Battersea Power Station Chimneys and Birds’ was designed and printed by Peter Wagstaff.
The image on the petals of the Battersea Power Station Chimneys and Birds was designed and printed by Peter Wagstaff
‘A Comanche Warrior’
Warrior made of book pages/ink/feathers/ ink and twine. Posing on mountain range of books, folded pages suggesting crevices and nooks
Printed horses and Native Americans found in a 1950’s Girls’ Crystal Annual.
Comanche horse painted for battle.
Shown in an antique bell jar. The background sky has been painted on the outside with acrylic. The mountain range on the background glass is made from pages of poetry.
A commissioned wedding present. The folly and obelisk are made from music manuscripts and poetry. The landscape from different decorative papers.
COMMISSION ‘When you’re around, the world is rosy’Made from music manuscripts/poetry/decorative papers/acrylic and glitter
‘I hear you call my name..‘
Flower in box. Petal design and drawing by Peter Wagstaff.
‘Be Near Me’
A new modern family crest ‘Homeward Bound’
‘Nothing lasts forever except for you and me”
‘In the garden…’
Wash your Cups!
‘Still Life’ Underside of a Clavichord Lid
‘Gelateria Sign for a Marquee’ 2 METRES X 2 METRES
‘Swan Lake and… Cat’
Don’t Lose Heart
‘Don’t lose Heart’
‘Bread and Circuses’
‘They say I’m up and coming..’ song lyrics by Ed Sheeran
‘Ace of Spades’ Two Headed Flower in Double Sided Glass Box
Two Headed Flower in double sided wood and glass box (made from original 1963 and 1961 Belgian advertising papers)
PLEASE EXCUSE THE FOLLOWING DREADFUL PHOTOS.
‘King Arthur’ Gentleman’s Trinket Box