neil cummings

making

flickr URL

Early March 2020. I could see the Covid pandemic overwhelming hospitals and cemeteries, decimating towns and cities in Italy – news from China was harder to discern – taking hold in Spain where I had just returned from, and forcing governments to implement lockdowns and quarantines. I imagined…


flickr URL

I'm slowly learning to live with less and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the things I might need or want. I recently made a bench.


flickr URL

So, I'm slowly learning to live with less, and experimenting with how to consume fewer resources. As part of these processes I'm making some of the things I might need or want, not in any dogmatic 'alt-right preppers' kind of way - I'm not about to be refining ore and forging weapons.…


flickr URL

First prototype of a possible chair. It's inspired by Enzo Mari's ideas of being able to make domestic necessities, using stock timber, simple hand tools and everyday skills. There's an echo of Utility furniture from…


flickr URL

I wanted to make a table. To see if I could make a table, using standard dimensioned wood bought from a local supplier, simple hand tools and my amateur carpentry skills.


flickr URL
Communities don’t just happen, they’re made.

I contributed to What Happens to Us a project curated by…


flickr URL

Vase, coiled, handbuilt and biscuit fired, London, c 1985

#FromTheCollection

 

 

 

 

 

 


flickr URL

This summer, inspired by Enzo Mari autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, I repurposed an old, broken barn-door I found, and guided by his plans and cutting log made a table for the garden.


flickr URL

Jig

Coordinated by Ezio Manzini and Nick Bell, Culture of Resilience (CoR) was a cultural experiment that could be encapsulated by the following: take the community of academics of a large and prestigious university of art and design.…


flickr URL

For my table, I made a lamp

Using hand tools and inspired by Enzo Mari's autoprogettazione furniture series from 1974, I went to a local DIY shop and bought some 20mm square pine batten. Then I bought a big bold low-energy…