Currently I have work displayed at The Woburn Gallery, and The Bucks Craft Guild Shop at Layby Farm, Stoke Mandeville. I will also be exhibiting at, The Longwick Art Show, at Longwick School, 23rd-24th February
In my past career I have been working in the Animation Industry. Over the years I worked my way up to the position of Director, and have received several Awards for my films.
I was responsible for the script development of the English Christmas Classic, “The Snowman” on which I was an Animator and Storyboard Artist.
I boarded and Directed “The Bear” another Christmas Classic and also co-wrote and Directed the recent sequel to “The Snowman” - “The Snowman and The Snowdog”.
When producing hand drawn animation one is deceiving the eye, making a two dimensional drawing appear to be three dimensional. It it a natural progression from this to produce three dimensional sculptures. I also find that my experience of animation helps me in my sculpting, as I have a good understanding of anatomy, movement and line.
I work in stoneware ceramic. All my pieces are hand-built using the traditional coil technique. They are all based on The Natural World, especially that of birds.
In some of my pieces I use the technique of scrffito – drawing directly into the slip before the first firing.
All the profits from the sales of my sculptures is given to conservation charities, notably The RSPB and WWF, a decision I made when I realised that many of the animals I sculpt are on the endangered species list.