PERSONAL STATEMENTAlthough not a minimalist, I spend a lot of time cutting out unnecessary detail, going for simplicity in design and strength of construction, and the best quality of finish compatible with the materials being used. My main influences tend to be contemporary designers and architects, although I have great respect and admiration for the work of designer / craftsman from around the world. After a childhood spend on the family farm in mid Worcestershire, where I am now lucky enough to have my workshop, a spell at Stourbridge Art College, studying Fine Art and Sculpture was followed by several interesting career moves before turning to furniture making, an ongoing learning process that always presents new discoveries and challenges. My interests include cooking, hill walking and music; I play trumpet in an 8 piece band that aims to combine modern jazz with danceable world rhythms, and is available for bookings! I also work with a friend, Peter Harris, on Kinetic Art projects; one of these can be seen working at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester. I am an exhibiting member of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsman.
WHERE CAN YOU SEE MY WORK
BRIAN MAIDEN: EXHIBITION DATES for 2009
RHS Spring Garden Show, Wye Hall, Three Counties Showground, Malvern - 7th – 10th May.
Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, Cheltenham - 14th – 24th August.
h.Art – Herefordshire Arts Week, Bridget Drakeford Ceramics, Fownhope - 12th – 20th September.
'Gorgeous' - Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Shropshire. Sat 10th - Sun 11th October 2009.
‘Showing Off’, The Harley Centre, Ludlow - 24th – 25th October.
Worcestershire Guild Winter Show, No 8 Arts Centre, Pershore, - 20th – 21st November.
GET IN TOUCH DIRECT
Visitors are nearly always welcome at the workshop, but please telephone a few days before if possible, to get route information, and just to make sure that we are not in panic mode getting things ready for an exhibition, or away from the premises.Brian Maiden / Designer Maker Valley Farm Workshop Elmley Lovett Droitwich Worcestershire WR9 0PX England Tel. / Fax. 01299 851341 E-Mail - email@example.com www.brianmaiden.com www.worcestershireguild.org.uk Links www.wgdc.org.uk www.creatingcircles.org.uk www.outofthebluejazz.com