Having trained as a stonemason and architectural carver, I specialised in lettering as an apprentice to Richard Kindersley, lettercutter. His father was apprentice to Eric Gill, so I am in that tradition. I also enjoy working stone three dimensionally, and combining fine lettering with sculptural form and relief carving where possible. I set up my own workshop in June 2000 and shortly after this received the Crafts Council Development Award. I have been busy ever since working on commissions.
Date of Birth: 25 December 1968
2001 - Crafts Council Development Award
2001 - Crafts Council Selected Index of Makers
I almost entirely work to commission, too many to mention.
Autumn 2004-Summer 2005
The Dings Homezone, a series of text based artworks set into the fabric of an urban redevelopment scheme
Also various private commissions for sculptural, lettering based and memorial work
A series of 12 text-based pieces commissioned by SUSTRANS in conjunction with Bristol City Council
1993-5 Weymouth College NVQ levels 1-3 inn Stonemasonry, Architectural Carving and Lettercutting
1995-2000 Formal Apprenticeship at the Richard Kindersley Studio in London
May 2003 - Letter Exchange Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition.
THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION, ALBERTO VILAR GALLERY, London.
June 2003 - Light and space, The Down to Earth Project.
SALTHOUSE CHURCH, Salthouse, Norfolk.
August 2003 - Making It East, Crafts Council contemporary crafts
FIRSTSITE GALLERY, Colchester.
October 2004 - Artlights.
CROMER TOWN, Norfolk.
May 2005 - Bergh Apton Sculpture trail
BERGH APTON, Norfolk.
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
My aim is to create bespoke individual pieces which suit their environment, and respond to the wishes and vision of the client in some way where this is appropriate. I like to use a range of materials from stone to cast iron to glass, but mostly stone.
Studio visits are welcome.
I would expect to meet my clients in person and visit the site where possible before considering a commission. Then designs and sketches would be made, and a price based upon the final design. I can work via email, but personal visits are preferred.
My prices vary according to what the individual piece is. Every piece is a one-off and therefore has its own price.
prices vary from £200 - 10,000 depending on the commission
VAT Registered: No