I came to New Zealand in 2004 from the UK. With a background in Product &
Furniture Design, I worked for Danske Mobler initially and then as the senior designer
for David Trubridge here in the Hawke’s Bay.
Since 2015, I have gone out on my own and I have learnt to weld and work with metal.
I have designed and made pieces for both local councils, local organisations,
restaurants, schools and art trails. These pieces range in scale from culinary
sculptures to supreme award winner trophies to huge public sculptures. My work can
also range from being very disciplined in design and construction to freely
playing with materials and seeing where it takes me.
I am a playful, colourful creative maker. Where I can, I choose to be in the workshop
and complete the making process myself. I actively bring in found materials if this fits
the project as well as a considerate usage of new materials. I love bringing children's
input or perspective to my work. A constant mindful approach to end user
involvement is of great importance to me and also hopefully to raise a smile or two!