My workshop is based near Charlecote Mill, a few miles from Stratford upon Avon in rural Warwickshire. I began carving in 2014 under the direction of Master Carver Michael Painter, meeting one Saturday a month. I loved the sensory experiences of working with wood and the challenge of learning to think in three dimensions.

I found myself looking with fresh eyes at nature and at different periods of history. Most of all, I came to love the slow process of creating something semi-permanent, engaging over time with an image, creator or technique I wanted to understand better.

In 2021 I committed full-time to my chosen craft by building a dedicated workshop and studying at the City and Guilds London School of Art. In July 2023  I was awarded a Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Historic Woodcarving and Gilding with Distinction. I have won various awards, including the Carvers' Choice Prize for London Craft Week in 2022, The Dick Onians Woodcarving Prize (2022 and 2023) and the Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers first prize for carving in 2023.