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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Etsy, Flickr, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Two............



Here's a peek a something I'm working on....some small toadstools spirits...I've been working on them in between other work....would ideally like to make a small group of them and shoot them in the woods...ill have more details on them soon-ish...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

March fungus....







I have a new fungus collection...these will all be going into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening on Friday 7pm UK time 21st March 2014
Each is made from cotton, thick wire and found objects...tightly stitched and then hand painted and stained with teas and inks.
Ive been working on them slowly since the new year and this is the largest collection Ive ever made of anything....
Average height is 30cm...
They are £220 each and come gift boxed.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Book....x























​It is with huge excitement that today I can announce that I have a book coming out!!
Ive been working on it for ages now behind the scenes and I have permission to say something today...!
Its still in the works but is due out Autumn time with the Glitterati publishing house this year 2014. 
Its a collection of all my work from over the years with behind the scenes and new images....
It has been an absolute dream come true to work on.
This is as much as I can say at this point....
Here is the facebook page of my publisher 'Glitterati'


For any early enquiries about the book please get in touch with them .....they will also announce first when the book is ready...so click 'like' to keep up to date, and also see what other wonderful books they are creating.



*huge smile.x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hybrids......






I have a few pieces that I have been working on ....I wanted to cross some of my creatures with fungus and flowers....as they wait for Spring and awake from their sleep....strange sort of hybrids....

They seem to look best simply lent against a wall, mantle...or in a large glass dome maybe...
They will go into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening Thursday 13th Feb at 7.30pm UK time
£389 each

https://www.etsy.com/people/MisterFinch

approx sizes.....48cm x 24cm

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Festive wishes........



Well that's it from me until after Christmas.....Thank you very much to everyone who has followed me this year...
Hope you have a fab festive season...
Wishes,
Mister Finch

Monday, 16 December 2013

December moths......


I have a collection of Moths going into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening at 7.30pm UK time.
These are large sized and the widest ones being nearly 50cm wide and 20cm long....they are all slightly different sized and the wings are in different positions.
Some have tiny glass beaded details.....
Each will arrive in a sturdy gift box.
£299 each.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MisterFinch

Friday, 29 November 2013

Toadstool Spirits......


































Working on lots of pieces at the same time at the moment..which is usually fine but I have to admit is a bit chaotic. When I have pieces drying I'm working on a a small group of these....'Toadstool spirits'.....which are not small..(see the pencil in the image as size ref)..I think these are going to be some of the biggest pieces that I will have for sale when they are finished.
The one in the image needs more work but I thought you might like to see what I'm up to.
The stem is solid wood and there is also a wooden frame in the head to support everything....so is really heavy I would say as heavy as 2 bags of potatoes!
Ive had to weight these guys due to how top heavy they are but i think Ive got the hang of it.
I love doing them dearly but quite often I have to sew them stood up to get to all the parts which has been a killer on my back....so liked doing the arms the best as I could sit down...
Ill keep you posted on the details of these for those who are interested but right now I'm still working on them and trying to get them finished before the Christmas rush.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sweet Paul.............



































I have an interview in the new edition of 'Sweet Paul'.....I'm beyond delighted with it....you can read it here....x

http://www.sweetpaulmag.com/magazine/sweet-paul-mgazine-15

https://www.facebook.com/sweetpaulmagazine?fref=ts

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Oooky Spooky............





Halloween pieces will be available from my Etsy shop this Friday evening 25th Oct....7.30pm UK time.
The hares are approx 48cm x 14cm each will come with a vintage brass cauldron and wand.
£159 each

The floral spiders are all different sizes but roughly are 30cm x 30cm. £99 each

Both come gift boxed.

Monday, 21 October 2013

New Anthroplogie store.........

I'm very pleased to announce I have a collection of my beasties in the brand new Anthropolgie store in Guilford in the UK. Its opened its new doors today and has its official launch party on the 26th... so if you are near by you can pop in and see them....
I'm really chuffed.
x

For more details.....
https://www.facebook.com/events/641603575874207/

Thursday, 17 October 2013

....something wicked this way comes.....

Coming soon for Halloween.......


Friday, 11 October 2013

Fungal reminder.........






















Just a quick reminder.....The Fungus will go on sale on tonight ...Friday 11th Oct 2013....in my Etsy shop at 7.30pm UK Time.....They are sold separately and will come gift boxed....£149 each.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Bases.........
















In between making the large toadstools for The Imaginarium I'm making some smaller models to sell on Etsy. These are a new style for me on these bases and I'm really enjoying making them. These will be stained with tea and flashes of bright ink....Alice in wonderland-y / poisonous I think ..that's the idea anyway.
I do quite like the ghostliness of them being plain but I do prefer dirty and scuffed....
Ideally would like to make a nice big collection of them in time for Halloween but ill let you know more details about them when they are finished...but this style will be going to Etsy
x

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Long legs.....



Working on some new pieces...including this large butterfly pattern which is slowly coming together...would like to have some available in a few weeks .I did plan to make them for Spring/Summer but Ive missed the boat with that!