A Gothic Hat

Travel inspires my work. If you've been following me here, you've probably noticed a couple of recent posts highlighting the hats I've made that were inspired by my travels in Italy and Turkey. This is my singular inspiration from Spain, from the Cloister of St. John the King in Toledo. It took about 6 years … Continue reading A Gothic Hat

Andalucia 2012 – Granada’s Albayzin District

I find the Great Mosque but cannot enter. There's a fountain in the courtyard and a great view of the Alhambra in the distance. The view must be spectacular at night.

Andalucia 2012 – Granada and the Alhambra

"...we passed through a Moorish archway into the renowned Court of Lions... The alabaster basins still shed their diamond drops, and the twelve lions which support them cast forth their crystal streams as in the days of Boabdil..."

The Inspired Turks

These hats are the result of my travels in Istanbul in 2011. They are shown alongside the architectural elements that I was inspired by.

Venetians and Florentines

The hats my travels in Venice and Florence have inspired.

Andalucia 2012 – The Alcazar and Surrounds

The Alcazar was built in 1328 as a military fortification, and was later extended to include gardens, transforming into a residence for the Catholic monarchs after the Reconquista.

Andalucia 2012 – Cordoba’s Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter is one of the largest and best preserved in Europe. There are two homes of note here, as well as the Synagogue.