In 2002 I was commissioned to design and make all the awards for the Flora London Marathon. Thankfully I didn’t have to run it as well. Paula Radcliffe and Khalid Khannouchi won the event and are pictured here.
The Ladbrokes PokerMillion tournament is one of the world’s richest and Jimmy White surprised himself by winning it at his first attempt.
The Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Award.Every year I make these silver globes for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy which raises money to help children who only react to sound. All the Rock and Rollers like to donate huge sums for a charity that is dear to their hearts. Many of them take time out to assist the children directly. I am very fortunate that such superstars as Coldplay, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Oasis, Paul Weller, U2, the Eagles and many others all have trophies I have made on their mantelpiece.(Commissioned from Theo Fennell Plc)
Dido and Coldplay after recieving their Nordoff-Robbins award. (Commissioned from Theo Fennell Plc)
Noel Gallagher from Oasis holding his Nordoff-Robbins award.(Commissioned from Theo Fennell Plc)
Doctor Martens sponsored the European Snooker League and asked me to make a trophy that looked like one of their boots. I took a mould of it and electroformed it in pure silver with gold laces. Every stitch and crease in the leather is visible. It sits on a plinth of lead crystal and wood and the boot is crushing some snooker balls under the toe. Ouch.
I was asked by the Goldsmith’s Company to exhibit the Alhambra Puzzle (see Objet d’Art) at Goldsmith’s Hall for the Golden Jubilee celebrations. I had a long chat with Princess Michael about puzzles and games, which was nice.
This unusual trophy was won by Stephen Hendry to add to several others that I have made on his mantelpiece. It is the Betfair Premier Snooker League award and was inspired by a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres, Spain. This was the first of my gem-set trophies.
Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor’s trophy ,In 2005 I was asked to design a new trophy for the 888.com Premier League Darts tournament which Phil Taylor won in great style.
John Part won the World Darts championships in 2008 and here he is admiring the 200mm diameter silver globe that forms part of the trophy. It has all the major countries of the world engraved on it and it is supported in an ormolu mount. It is to be seen next on Sky Sports over Christmas. (Commissioned from the Professional Darts Corporation, in association with Barry Hearn)
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, after recieving the Nordoff-Robbins award.(Commissioned from Theo Fennell Plc)