Meanwhile I still had my workshop where I was designing and making bedroom furniture for Heal's, and after that a long series of nearly sixty bespoke pieces for Christopher Hyland, a furnishing company in New York. Any time left over was devoted to making and exhibiting sculpture. Later I met Alan Minchin who has a joinery company in the Cotswolds, and we started working together on fitted furniture projects, I doing the designing and Alan and his team doing the making and installation. This arrangement worked very well, and from time to time, if the right job comes along, we are still doing this nearly 30 years later.
Here's an example of what we do:
Alan and I now have an 'Eckersley & Minchin' website : www.eckersleyandminchin.co.uk