I have recently been involved with an exciting art project making decorative boxes which are on display in the Shetland Museum. The display is a collaboration between artist John Cumming and myself. John made various beautiful object in different stone materials. It’s around the theme of “ditty boxes” used by fishermen long ago to store precious small items while at sea. This runs untill the end of August 2012 and can be seen on the ground floor outside the auditorium. Later in the year it will be on display in Orkney and then next year it will travel to Ullapool and Dortmund, Germany. The design was inspired from the shape of a gold bar and I used rare and expensive veneers like quilted maple, ice birch, rosewood and wenge to emphasis the precious nature of the various boxes. The project was funded by the Cape farewell foundation.