After escaping office life and hitting 40, I realised that I had waited long enough to pursue my dream....   

Initially finding an incredible ramshakle workshop was the perfect place to unleash my pent up creative mind.  I had studied a degree in Fine Art and Integrated Media, specialising in sculpture and installation at Blackburn College, and following that a Master's degree in Professional Contemporary Arts Practice at Lancaster University.

 I soon realised that making stuff can't be a weekend hobby for me, I live and breath the mechanics of designing and creating something from scratch and especially thrive on making something beautiful from something discarded (other people's rubbish).  

Occasionally (very occasionally) I need to buy new wood, I love wood, but somehow new wood, doesn't have the same connection, vibrancy or depth.  Making things is what I do, it's who I am!