I’ve always made things .. unusual things.. when i was young. (quite a long time ago) i built technical Lego constructions, rubber band airplanes, a model steam garden railway, go carts.
It was inevitable therefore that I would study Design when I left school,
firstly Industrial Design at Colchester Institute and then Product Design at St Martin’s School of Art & Design.
But then responsibilities came along and and for nearly 20 years I earned my living in IT, supporting businesses and their networks. When I wasn’t working however, and even on my train commutes to London, I had a pencil in my hand and drew designs for all kinds of products from motorbikes (my other great passion) to milk frothers and automatic blind openers.
In the late 2000s I started building my own motorcycle with hossack front suspension, designing it from scratch in 3D and either selecting used parts or making them if required. Once the first bike was built, it was inevitable that i would build a second.
In 2015, a move to the Waveney Valley in Suffolk, provided me with the space to have a proper workshop rather than sharing space with the garden furniture in an unheated garage and I decided to follow my heart at last and focus on making things full time. What motivates me is a desire to make practical items that look good – something that can be applied to garden products, as much as lamps and furniture. I love working with metal and wood and like to give the industrial/dieselpunk feel to many of my products.