I grew up among the ironworks and steel mills of the Black Country, and began sculpting in metal in my early teens.
Later exchanging the steam from the coal mines for the heat of southern Spain, where I lived for over 20 years, I developed a love of olive wood, and have been joining wood and metal ever since. The trinity of my materials is completed by clay, in the shape of Raku, which with its metallic glazes and my home-built kilns of all shapes and sizes brings me full circle to the foundries of my youth.
Since returning to the English countryside I have been applying my Raku and metal to yew, elm and oak, ever intrigued by the relationship between the man-made and nature, sometimes contrasting and sometimes uniting the two.
Selected Recent Exhibitions:
2018 – Wirksworth Festival Art & Architecture Trail, Derbyshire, UK
2018 – Melbourne Arts Festival Art & Architecture Trail, Derbyshire, UK
2017 – Melbourne Arts Festival Art & Architecture Trail, Derbyshire, UK
2016 – Group Exhibition, St. John Street Gallery, Ashbourne, UK
2015 – Group Exhibition, Regent Gallery, Stourbridge, UK
2014 – The Museum Belongs To All, Kunsthaus Berlin, Marbella, Spain
2014 – Passion in Art Exhibition, National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), Benahavis, Spain
2013 – Kinsale Arts Festival, Susan Harris Gallery, Kinsale, Ireland
2013 – Finalist, VI Ramon Portillo Art Contest, Motril, Spain
2013 – Solo Exhibition, Gallery Nestor Plada, Estepona, Spain
Works held in private collections in Spain, Ireland, Germany, France, the US and the UK