I was a late starter in the creation of physical art attending a night school in 2000 and emerging with 6 lumps of fired clay. Visitors to the house used to ask who had produced them before falling about laughing. The threat of no food though brought oodles of compliments.
I love to look at a pile of scrap metal and identify pieces that have the potential to be turned into unusual works of art. It's very satisfying when, at some stage in the future, a sculpture or ornament emerges.
I am thrilled when people approach my stand at an exhibition, pick up a piece and say "That's unusual". By experimenting and combining varied activities and diverse materials I try not to make my pieces "run of the mill".
So what products do I produce?
Commissions or anything that I like such as indoor ornaments or outdoor garden sculptures.
I work predominantly in steel for garden sculptures and copper for ornamental pieces but I delight in adding glass, wood, pewter and many other materials which add depth, colour and texture to the design.
I have completed many commissions including several 5/7 foot high garden sculptures for clients in Birmingham, Grandborough, Kilsby, Rugby, Leamington and Edinburgh. I have been invited to exhibit my work at the Rugby Open Competition, the Coventry Open.