About Me

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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Easter hares.....

Some new hares all packed up with fat Spring bulbs in time for Easter...ill have more details soon.....

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn friends......

I have a collection of spiders and beetles going to my etsy shop tomorrow evening 7PM UK time 6th Mon October....
£249 each
Please see image of spider with hand to get an idea of scale.
Ive missed making insects and its been great to be able to get back to it.
Each is made with vintage needlework and is stuffed very tightly. The legs are bound in layers and layers of floral tape, crepe and tissue paper and glue.
Here's a link to my etsy shop..

Wednesday, 13 August 2014


Here's a new collection of my latest work. I wanted to create specimens that look like they have been collected from somewhere else... wherever that may be.... Ive mixed wings with fungus and plants with foxes....spiders with feathers and a bird with translucent plastic fins underneath its plumage and over sized feather collar.

Each is a mixture of cotton fabric, paper, wire and plastic details.
Ill be putting them Etsy tomorrow evening Thursday 14th Aug at 7pm UK time.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Small zoo.......

Here are some of the moths and other creatures I will have on sale tomorrow evening...

Moths  £299 each. approx  28cm x 20cm
Birds  £99 each  approx 16cm x 5cm

Insects £159  approx   28cm x 20cm

They will go on sale Friday 20th June at 7.30pm UK time on Etsy 2014
Here's a link to my shop...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


My Wonderful publisher has just posted this...I'm really thrilled.x
Even the bees are buzzing about Mister Finch's first book...


Renowned textile artist Mister Finch’s very first book, Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World, is now available for pre-order exclusively through Glitterati. Pre-orders will be accepted for a 30-day period, ending Friday, June 13, 2014. The gorgeous collection features his extraordinary, one-of-a-kind creatures inspired by nature and folklore—hares, toadstools, birds, and moths.

Order before June 13 to receive a book signed and numbered by Mister Finch himself. Copies ordered after June 13 will not include the signed bookplate. Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World will be available to the general public online and everywhere books are sold in November, 2014.

Order now for delivery between November 15 – December 1, 2014.

Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/1sKdIV4

Wednesday, 23 April 2014


Here's a peek a something I'm working on....some small toadstools spirits...I've been working on them in between other work....would ideally like to make a small group of them and shoot them in the woods...ill have more details on them soon-ish...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

March fungus....

I have a new fungus collection...these will all be going into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening on Friday 7pm UK time 21st March 2014
Each is made from cotton, thick wire and found objects...tightly stitched and then hand painted and stained with teas and inks.
Ive been working on them slowly since the new year and this is the largest collection Ive ever made of anything....
Average height is 30cm...
They are £220 each and come gift boxed.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


​It is with huge excitement that today I can announce that I have a book coming out!!
Ive been working on it for ages now behind the scenes and I have permission to say something today...!
Its still in the works but is due out Autumn time with the Glitterati publishing house this year 2014. 
Its a collection of all my work from over the years with behind the scenes and new images....
It has been an absolute dream come true to work on.
This is as much as I can say at this point....
Here is the facebook page of my publisher 'Glitterati'

For any early enquiries about the book please get in touch with them .....they will also announce first when the book is ready...so click 'like' to keep up to date, and also see what other wonderful books they are creating.

*huge smile.x

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


I have a few pieces that I have been working on ....I wanted to cross some of my creatures with fungus and flowers....as they wait for Spring and awake from their sleep....strange sort of hybrids....

They seem to look best simply lent against a wall, mantle...or in a large glass dome maybe...
They will go into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening Thursday 13th Feb at 7.30pm UK time
£389 each


approx sizes.....48cm x 24cm

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Festive wishes........

Well that's it from me until after Christmas.....Thank you very much to everyone who has followed me this year...
Hope you have a fab festive season...
Mister Finch

Monday, 16 December 2013

December moths......

I have a collection of Moths going into my Etsy shop tomorrow evening at 7.30pm UK time.
These are large sized and the widest ones being nearly 50cm wide and 20cm long....they are all slightly different sized and the wings are in different positions.
Some have tiny glass beaded details.....
Each will arrive in a sturdy gift box.
£299 each.


Friday, 29 November 2013

Toadstool Spirits......

Working on lots of pieces at the same time at the moment..which is usually fine but I have to admit is a bit chaotic. When I have pieces drying I'm working on a a small group of these....'Toadstool spirits'.....which are not small..(see the pencil in the image as size ref)..I think these are going to be some of the biggest pieces that I will have for sale when they are finished.
The one in the image needs more work but I thought you might like to see what I'm up to.
The stem is solid wood and there is also a wooden frame in the head to support everything....so is really heavy I would say as heavy as 2 bags of potatoes!
Ive had to weight these guys due to how top heavy they are but i think Ive got the hang of it.
I love doing them dearly but quite often I have to sew them stood up to get to all the parts which has been a killer on my back....so liked doing the arms the best as I could sit down...
Ill keep you posted on the details of these for those who are interested but right now I'm still working on them and trying to get them finished before the Christmas rush.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sweet Paul.............

I have an interview in the new edition of 'Sweet Paul'.....I'm beyond delighted with it....you can read it here....x



Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Oooky Spooky............

Halloween pieces will be available from my Etsy shop this Friday evening 25th Oct....7.30pm UK time.
The hares are approx 48cm x 14cm each will come with a vintage brass cauldron and wand.
£159 each

The floral spiders are all different sizes but roughly are 30cm x 30cm. £99 each

Both come gift boxed.

Monday, 21 October 2013

New Anthroplogie store.........

I'm very pleased to announce I have a collection of my beasties in the brand new Anthropolgie store in Guilford in the UK. Its opened its new doors today and has its official launch party on the 26th... so if you are near by you can pop in and see them....
I'm really chuffed.

For more details.....