I have been working in wood since I was at secondary school. I found it fascinating then and still do so today.
I made my career in education and thoroughly enjoyed that profession. Throughout my working life I always worked in wood, making items from as simple as a shelf to a hand built kitchen. When the time came to leave working in education, I committed full time to developing my skills as a furniture maker. Since then I have developed a range of items particular to me, my signature items. These can be seen in my gallery.
I also work to commission and this is a challenge I like. To make a specific piece of furniture to a customers requirements, and get it spot on is rewarding. I have made items from bookends to chairs.
I sell work through Gallery Artemis in Cockermouth. Also Number Four Gallery at St Abbs, The Leaping Hare Gallery & Framers at Easingwold, North Yorkshire, and the Beach Hut Gallery at Kents Bank Staion.
I am currently Chair of Green Door Artists, greendoor.org.uk the artists collective based here in the south of Cumbria. It is one of several organisations through which I exhibit my work with other artists and craftspeople.
I live in Cark-in-Cartmel in the south of Cumbria, a delightful place to live particularly as my workshop overlooks the Levens estuary.
Visit the Gallery to see examples of my work.
If you would like to come and see my work or would like to discuss commissioning a piece of furniture please contact me.
Alternatively, come and see me at one of the events. Visit Events page.