Born in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. I was brought up on a typical post-war council estate. Pre-PlayStation and computer days. Gangs of us down the woods, making tree houses and building dams. Kids at one with nature, even at a young age we were always creative. At school I found my love of working with steel. I enjoyed the metal and woodworking classes more than the academic stuff.
After school I took an apprenticeship in sheet metal at a local firm where I learnt my trade. I have been working with steel for nearly 30 years. The trade has taught me a lot about how sheet behaves and can be manipulated, and how it reacts to different treatments. I started making sculptures as a hobby about 4-5 years ago. Tinkering in the garage with random spices of scrap, enjoying it more and more I made presents for family and friends.