Out of Office

Focus on team member #2

wendy on the stairs at the RAContinuing along the theme of looking at team members’ lives outside of the studio (frankly being a bit nosey). Wendy, our Company Secretary here at Freestone Creative has her own sculpture space at home; her passion ‘outside of the office’ is creating sculpture commissions and other fine art and I have to report, not without a reasonable amount of success.

She has recently been selected to display a piece of her work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; she sold 5 of the 10 limited edition pieces on the preview evening and the rest within days of the doors opening. Continue reading

Focus on a team member #1

Rikki-under-his-106Love them or loath them, the interesting thing about the people you work with everyday
is you tend to spend more awake time with them than you do with your partner, wife, husband, family or friends!  (I know there are exceptions…)

But do you ever know them… in real terms the answer is unlikely to be yes.
It’s quite intriguing really. So we thought it could be interesting to have a ‘bit of a delve’ and share our findings and young Rikki, one of our senior designers is our first victim sorry ‘candidate’. Firstly, he’s a quiet and unassuming chap and doesn’t talk much about his life outside work (not to me anyway). Continue reading

Charity work in Africa

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-15-19-21Wendy (Freestone Creative’s Company Secretary) is off soon to darkest deepest Africa to spend time with Smile Malawi – a charity that provides a home, family, education and love for orphaned and vulnerable children who would otherwise be living on the streets.

Inspired by some friends who visited the charity last summer, Wendy didn’t hesitate when the opportunity arose to visit and help out, saying “At the back of my mind, it’s something I’ve felt I’ve always wanted to do.”

She is realistic about the trip. “I absolutely know I can’t Continue reading

Seemed like a good idea at the time…

Monte_Carlo_or_Bust_Rally_logoOur story starts around a conversation I had (in a pub – I should have known better) with a friend ‘Shaun the barber’ (yes, that is his real name and yes, that is what he does for a living). The conversation was about one of my brother’s quite barmy road trips, basically you drive an old car that you have bought for barely more than its scrap value, across a continent or land mass on a pre-set and organised route. On this route you will have to complete set challenges (slightly concerned about these) and upon completion (assuming your car makes it) your beloved motor is sold for scrap and the funds raised donated to charity – apparently the scrapman drives you Continue reading