My parents were both artists in their own right and taught me much of my basic artistic awareness. I moved to Lingen in 1979. It is here, in the beautiful North West corner of Herefordshire that I first trained in the art of wood turning and fell in love with the process. I never committed the time or finances to progress the natural affinity I am told I showed. Years later and after a career change I was given a lathe as a Christmas present by Maggie, my wife. Since then I have been inspired and encouraged to follow the desire to turn the perfect object using unusual woods and figured grain. After all the trial and error that self-learning brings, the skills achieved have resulted in the vessels you see before you today.

I am drawn to exotic woods in particular and use them along with British grown woods. I am inspired by shapes made by the purity of ceramic art combined with modern wood turning. My aim is to produce turnings that both enhance the intrinsic beauty of a richly figured wood and combine with the tactile shape of a crafted vessel. I hope to make a piece that has a simplicity and clarity with the main feature remaining the amazing natural canvas that is revealed, framed in its new form.