I began carving stone after a chance encounter with masons dressing wall-stones, and was taken by the sound and rhythm of hammer on chisel, and the neat-handed skills of the quarry men at work. On the strength of this meeting I purchased my first stone working tools and my love affair with stone began.
Quarry visits are still exciting, selecting blocks for sculpting, and learning about the stone’s formation millions of years ago.
I work primarily in sandstone, but also carve smooth and polishable limestones, marble, and irresistibly tactile soapstones. A love of wildlife and the natural world is at the core of my work, enthusing and driving a desire to capture a creature essence in simple shape and form.