From an early age I loved to make things. Growing up with practical, creative and musical parents I was encouraged to express myself creatively and make things with my hands. Combined with living next to a lovely forest with an abundance of materials to experiment with, I discovered the satisfaction of crafting things from wood.
A few years later I had the opportunity to work with a friend renovating several cottages. This led to more renovations, barn conversions, joinery and timber framing. I also worked on additional woodworking projects such as small pieces of furniture in a shed at my mum's house. This was when I decided that I really wanted to develop my woodworking skills and learn more about design.
I was accepted on the BA Furniture Design and Make course at Rycotewood Furniture Centre and during my three years was awarded with Best Craftsmen of Rycotewood 2013 'The Michaelis Cup', The SIA Award for Best Finish 2014, The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers Award for Craftsmanship 2014 and on completion of the course was awarded a First Class Honours Degree.
Since finishing my degree I have worked individually on commissioned projects and also along side many well established craftsmen. I have been very lucky to have worked within the Sylva Foundation, Robin Furlong Furniture, Elliot and Co and Henwood and Dean Boatbuilders. These experiences have taught me specialist skills within specific areas of this craft, further developing my ability to create woodwork of high quality that will be enjoyed by many people for years to come.
Designer and Maker.