I have over a decade’s experience of teaching and have worked in Carrara, Italy and Greece and recently Arctic Canada.
I studied Architectural Ornament at City & Guilds School of Art, London, following a first degree in Fine Art. My recent work includes designing and carving a plaque in beech, unveiled by H.R.H The Prince of Wales; workshops at the Museum of London based on Roman artifacts and at the Sir John Soane Museum; and the restoration of Sam Wanamaker’s stone at the Globe Theatre. Scholarships include the Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill & Wingate.
Since man first developed the capacity to express creative ideas, he has picked up stone and wood to do so. The elemental profundity of these materials and the slowness of shaping them brings forth a deep creative expression.
I work with a variety of stone, wood and also create scrimshaw and engraved pieces from naturally shed antler and tagua nut.
I am interested in recurring anthropological images and often use animism and transformation themes in my work. I use maritme iconography and draw on the history of tattooing and body decoration also.
I am interested in connecting the viewer with a feeling of an essence of something universal , shared and timeless, an antidote to modern technology. A taliesmen or amulet that will create a small space of quietude.
I often collaborate with artist Amanda Caines to create sculptural textile pieces and jewellery incorporating a carved element.
I supply carvings, prints & works on paper to a variety of galleries, undertake commissions and teach stone carving.
If you would like to contact me about workshops, commissions or anything else please send me a message