Derek has had several inquiries in the last little while as to whether he makes garden arbours. Well to answer that question, it is yes. He has made many over the years and all very different.
When coming up with a new idea for a project it often starts by looking back at work already done, examining historic interests which which have come up over the years and sketching.
For the new arbour project Derek looked at the fence in our yard, past work and thought about "Tipples", historic examination.
A tipple is a structure used at a mine to load the extracted product (e.g., coal, ores
A tipple in the USA.
Fence being worked on in the studio.
Maquette of the arbour made of metal and paper.