At my workshop in Angmering, West Sussex, I make wholly original folding screens to order, usually to complement the décor of a particular room. I create everything from scratch: frame-making, surface finishing, sewing, painting.
I usually visit a client's home to discuss the type and size of screen required, fabrics, images and of course, price.
Screens have many practical uses: as room dividers, instant alcoves, as bedheads, for hiding TV sets, and for creating privacy without the total blackout of drawn curtains. It can also be an art object in its own right. At its most romantic a screen can imply a contract - at once modest and intriguing, decorous and sensual - between two people, one on one side of the screen, one on the other, one in plain sight, the other hidden or not yet revealed.
The slideshow shows eight of my screens. Each one is different and I hope they suggest something of the possible variety, which is of course, endless.
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