My interest in woodwork was ignited whilst shaping surfboards in the farm workshop at home in North Devon. I loved sculpting surfboards into beautiful and functional pieces of art, but the dust was unpleasant, and the sticky resin became unpopular so i sort out a more natural medium with a wide scope for design and craftsmanship. I spent my childhood adventuring in woodlands around the farm so wood was the natural choice.
In 2008, I spent a year at the Centre for Fine Woodworking www.cfw.co.nz in Nelson New Zealand. And went on to work for
David Haig www.davidhaig.co.nz making his steam bent rocking chairs as well as some other commissioned pieces. This was a wonderful opportunity to be mentored by a world-renowned furniture designer and gain some valuable experience in making pieces for the global market.
Since then, I have diversified my skills into arboriculture and permaculture, bringing a dynamic and holistic approach to my life. Combining these complimentary crafts has given me a deeper understanding of wood and enriched my design process by allowing nature to lead the way.
In 2013, my wife Emily and I returned to the UK, setting up home and workshop in South Devon. A few years on, I spend my days either working in the trees as a tree surgeon or in the workshop designing and making beautiful handmade furniture. This site showcases furniture I have made over the years, if you are interested in commissioning one of these pieces or have a bespoke project in mind then please contact me.