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I have always been using my hands making things from a very early age starting with a simple nest box.
At the age of 16 I started a four year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship in Oxford where most of the training was spent in the college buildings and old oak framed shops of the city. Once completed I grabbed the backpack and hitched-hiked my way everywhere using this new skill to pay the way.
In my twenties I went to Nottingham Trent University to study photography. I started also painting and making my new idea Light-Sculptures. I couldn't see the point in just sticking to one medium. My student house was crammed in every corner and wall space with my loud work. I exhibited in Nottingham and London during this time. Consequently I found work in specialist photography labs and on cruise ships as a photographer.
I returned to woodwork at the age of 30 and haven't stopped loving my craft. I spent five years employed as a shopfitter and in so doing ending up working in many different cities ultimately ending up in London where I decided to work only for myself as a sole trader and dealing with clients myself.
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8WQ
Brighton, Hove, East Sussex