A short history of Drillwork. 

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I became interested in working with light and making lamps around 1997. I had been inspired to make lamps and screens during my travels: Moorish screens, Indonesian batik, Turkish kilims and carpet weaving… I found everything an inspiration and proceeded to experiment with various materials and develop designs.

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Through the next few years I began to develop the technique of drilling, creating patterns and images, experimenting with spacing and angles, working in plywood, MDF and any other materials I happened to have lying around the workshop and backlighting them to observe the effects produced. Eventually the first complete Drillworks panels were produced.

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This led to something of an obsession with drilling and now in 2020, I have drilled millions of little holes for dozens of projects and pieces of work around the world.

Drillwork is an experimental technical art which is constantly in development, I have not yet come across another drill artist and therefore every piece of work is a step along an exclusive evolutionary path for me.

The links below contain some background to the development of drillwork.