I was introduced to woodwork at an early age by my engineering father who helped me to set up my first workshop containing little more than a lathe. Spending many hours working on and dreaming of selling my craft has contributed massively to my woodworking adventure.
Along with my professional career, I spent many years as a chef working in various prestigious hotels and blue chip contracts. My culinary expertise saw me gain many competitive accolades and helped to teach me the art of presentation and showmanship.
Working at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and gaining various qualifications have all helped to fuel my passion and helped to broaden my creative mind.
Relocation to South Wales saw me setting up a small joinery business from scratch which led to various types of work including, but not limited to:
All forms of bespoke joinery
Newport Folly (featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs)
The Dr Who Exhibition in Cardiff
Robin Hood Up Close in Nottingham
Postman Pat Village, Longleat Safari Park
The experience I gained has combined to help me pursue my dream to create smaller, creative and functional pieces. I mostly work with simple shapes and curves and utilise the timbers natural elements to allow me to create a tactile, functional and creative product. As well as being Qualified to a NVQ standard of Bench Joinery allows me to offer non standard items to clients a brief.