AndySlater.com

Acrylic Butterfly PendantIt feels pretentious to use my own name for a website, but as an artist / designer / craftsperson who works in multiple areas... it seems to make sense.

I've been a model maker since I was first allowed to use sticky tape and round nosed scissors; so getting on for five decades now.

I've come a long way in that time and now use computer controlled machinery as well as a plethora of power and hand tools (including pointy scissors), for cutting, grinding, polishing, casting, soldering and so on. I work with wood, metals, leather, paper, plastics and gemstones. I am metal-smith, painter and sculptor (using both additive and subtractive techniques). I do casting in metal and resin, carry out hot, warm and cold glass work, and dabble with electronics, clockwork, and mechanical devices. Basically, if it falls within the realm of "crafts", then I've probably at least dabbled with it, and used it in some of my projects. I like to play, and on a good day, I get paid for it too! ;-)

My shop on this site offers an assortment of jewellery and other decorative items that I have made. The information section is a work in progress and describe some of my influences and techniques, background, and past projects.

I also create components for terrain modellers which I make available via archeotech.co.uk. These are mostly laser cut but include some items cast in white metal.

Finally, this site is maintained using a Content Management System (I've been programming since 1980) that I wrote, and continue to maintain, both for my own benefit and for that of a small number of clients. You can find out more about the CMS at slaterbase.com