This is list of various sites that represent people I've worked with, who have done work for me
or are just really good. You only need to click on their names to visit their web-sites.
Brad Schaffer - Film Maker.
If you enjoyed 'Utsushi' and a few of my other films you have Brad to thank. I've been hugely fortunate to work with him. He continually impresses me with his insights in to the work I do and his ability present it so sensitively.
Junko Azukawa - Japanese Calligrapher
Junko is the lady who created the calligraphy you can see on the 'contact' page. An absolute pleasure to work with and a consummate professional. Junko also does inscriptions on 'kiri-bako'
Hishio Arts Centre _ Katsuyama, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
It was here that I was artist in residence for 3 weeks in 2006. It was a very special time for me and where I really began to properly understand my place in the traditions continuum. Here's a link to a short piece I wrote about my stay there.
The Nihonto Message Board - Japanese Sword Discussion Forum
Probably the most helpful on-line resource if you're new to the world of 'Nihon-to'. Administrated by fellow South African (he likes to think I'm South African anyway) Brian Robinson and with a wealth of knowledge and experience generously offered by the regular members. You'll find me there sometimes too.
Nihonto Bunka Shinko Kyokai (NBSK) - Foundation for the promotion of Japanese Sword Culture
This is the organization who were kind enough to award me a gold prize this year for one of my tsuba. If you scroll down their page you'll even catch a glimpse of me at the award ceremony.