I have sculpted, in one medium or another, for most of my life.
Since 2012 I have been a sculptor, figure maker, and curator.
My passion is to make work that brings joy and speaks to the heart.
I take my inspiration from the natural world and from folklore.
My pieces tell stories about what happens when we drop our social masks and reconnect with the Wild Dance of life. Sometimes my figures disguise themselves as animals. Occasionally they are caught in the act of transformation; part human, part beast...
I take great care over the presentation of my work and regard a frame or mount as integral to the whole piece. Wood is a beautiful material in its own right, especially when it is well seasoned and has prominent grain, cracks or knots that some might consider ‘flaws’. I work deliberately with these natural occurrences, often enhancing and drawing attention to them by the addition of gold leaf. Wherever possible, I use British hardwoods such as oak, ash, and beech.
My other passion is for miniatures and I am currently restoring a 40 year-old dolls' house. Follow my blog to view developments, and my musings on the history of the dolls' house, and tiny things in general: Safe as Houses Blog