I initially trained in 3D design and for many years specialised in the design and manufacture of hand blown glass vessels and panels and large ceramic tile installations, for both private and commercial clients. Six years ago, I was given a lathe by a friend and that was the start of my passion for making in wood.
Using mainly English native 'green' (recently felled) timber, my distinctive decorative vessels often have wide tops and small bases with long elegant curves. They are usually rich in texture created with pyrography and carving, often embellished with acrylic colour and silver leaf.
In 2015 I was the recipient of a Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Turners which enabled me to spend time working with Jacques Vesery, it was an amazing opportunity. That year I was also invited to participate in the UK Crafts Council ‘Hothouse’ scheme for emerging makers and this prompted me to decide to become a full-time maker in wood.
My distinctive work is
exported worldwide and has
featured in many exhibitions
in Europe, USA, the Middle East and Asia. It can be found in
several private collections, numerous galleries and luxury homes
and mansions and is becoming a firm favourite of interior
designers. Bespoke pieces have also been commissioned for
prestigious sporting events.
Please do contact me by email to arrange a 1:1 video call to
discuss the design options available. I am more than happy to
provide whatever assistance I can.