I've always loved making things.
From childhood lego to hollow wooden surfboards, via cigarette packet formula one cars and architectural greetings cards, I have long wanted to assemble, disassemble, dissect, understand, create.
Studies in maths, art and philosophy cultivated an interest in 3D product design. A first class degree in Industrial Design nurtured this spirit through drawing, model making and materials science, but ultimately nudged me away from design for large-scale production. For me the hands have to be involved, not just the head and heart.
Returning to design after a stint in research consultancy, my passion for creating has never been stronger and has found a home in high-end contemporary furniture making. Receiving a Bespoke Guild Mark for the first piece I fully conceived, designed and crafted myself provided external recognition of my skills which continues to underpin my self-belief in the ability to work at the highest end of the quality spectrum.
Commissions, exhibition pieces and small batch products all now earn their time on my bench, just so long as my head, heart and hands are all involved..