Michael Woods Studio is based in Suffolk on the east coast of the UK. Originally from South Wales and then based in central London for many years, Michael relocated to the pastoral beauty of east Suffolk where he works from a shared ceramics studio and his own screenprint studio.
Inspiration for Michael’s designs comes from his interest in indigenous cultures and their artworks and from the British decorative arts tradition. His first solo show ‘From the Corner of My Eye’ at The Cut arts centre in Halesworth, Suffolk in 2016 showcased his anarchic and witty style with one off sculptures.
In the past few years he has produced a range of hand built studio pottery and sculptures which has been sold at the Affordable Art Fairs in London and New York, and to private collectors around the world.
In 2017 a new venture, Tricksterville Publishing, dedicated to letting loose the trickster on the modern world was launched with ‘Reynard the Fox’. Illustrations of the trickster beast by Michael Woods are based on extracts from the Twelfth Century Old French, ‘Roman de Renart’, translated by collaborator and author Robert St Cloud.
Michael has always worked in the creative industries and his expertise includes creative and strategic consultantancy, brand development, large scale retail exhibition and pomotional display design.
As the Director of Vantage Design, Vantage Productions & Events and the VGroup of companies, Michael worked for a long list of international lifestyle, retail and leisure brands, department store groups, high street stores, property developers and leisure venues, local authorities, regional development agencies and Arts Council England.
With his wife, Eileen Haring Woods, Michael is the co-director of Haring Woods Studio, an interdisciplinary creative and strategic company.