metropolis kite
Designing kites creates the challenge of combining shape, colour and balance with aerodynamics. There is great satisfaction to be gained from seeing the product of months of designing and constructing, floating in a gentle breeze on a backdrop of an endless blue sky.
I have been exploring the remarkable world of kites for over 30 years. This passion has enabled me to travel across the world, flying kites, presenting lectures and meeting some very hospitable people with whom I have been able to share their traditions, culture and their kite flying stories.

Our travelling with kites during the last few years has included Malaysia, India, Thailand, Canada, Norway, Kazakhstan, France and Italy.

kites - top: Metropolis Genki; centre: new kites using applique and hand painting; lower left: Scirocco in monochrome; far right: Celtic spirit

celtic spirit
Scirocco kite designed by Michael Goddard
sky dancer kites