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An Elephant Thinking of Inventing the Wheel

August 26, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Paul Spooner has just finished 7 of these elephants.

The elephant is either re-inventing the wheel, or practising the fifteenth letter of the alphabet.

They are made from limewood with a leather sheath over stainless steel spring in the trunk. The box is a tropical hardwood salvaged from a hotel door frame.

Dimensions H 130mm , W 160mm, D50 mm.

Edition of 7

£295 (excl. VAT)

Sold Out.

A Novel Transmission

August 23, 2010 by · Comments Off 


The marketing arm of P Spooner Stithians, noticing the upswerve in the sales of robots, has created its own Robonics Division. The first models to be produced were in the ‘Space Men’ range, capable of seeking out female humans and subjecting them to a jolly exciting shaking. Read more

Ron Fuller Retrospective

August 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

An exhibition of work from Ron Fuller and Guy Richardson opens at Craftco in Southwold, Suffolk this Saturday. Ron says, “Mine is a special retrospective show one example of every toy I’ve ever made over the years (43 to be exact). It should be worth a visit to see some unusual creations and be of special interest for hobbyists, model-makers and craftpersons who make things with their hands in their spare time.”

Saturday 28th August – Thursday 9th September
Craftco Site

Simon Tait’s Mews No.15

August 16, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Beastly time
You know about Chronophage, the weird and wonderful clock/creature created by John Taylor that has adorned the corner of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, for the last couple of years, but you don’t know its younger brother yet. These monsters are multiplying. Read more