Elm Coffee table
Made from reclaimed Elm. The legs are made from Idigbo that has been ebonised.
Keepsakes box deigned to look like a book. Made from Oak, Fiddle red Oak veneer, tropical olive wood veneer with Walnut inlay
I started my working life as a Joiner working for a bespoke company. Over the fifteen years in the shop, I worked on many beautiful items of bespoke architectural and restorative joinery mainly in my home county of Devon. As my experience grew so did my thirst for knowledge and I found myself studying subjects from cabinetmaking to marquetry. It was with these new skills and knowledge that I realised I was no longer content in a manufacturing environment.
I am fortunate to have been brought up in an artistic environment and have chosen to create art using the most powerful tool we all possess, imagination.
I work mainly in wood but I feel that the design of certain pieces can be enhanced with a touch of something else. Such as the use of metal as the two materials have such a fascinating contrast.
My inspiration comes in many forms, from everyday life, objects and the people I meet, to the natural world with which there is an endless source of inspiration. I especially enjoy taking inspiration from the shape and form of the wood itself, as every piece I see shows and tells a different story. Such as a plank of Yew that still retains the bark and shape of the tree, to a knot that has been cut a particular way in the grain to produce an interesting shape.
Every piece I make has a story to tell from conception to completion. I want my work to convey a story that reflects the vision for the creation.