About the Artist
I design and make unique one-off furniture to commission from my workshop and studio in Stirling. From here I will be exhibiting some of my new and most recent work at this year's show. In collaboration with Paul Howarth of Back2Back Studios we will be hosting from my venue the art work of several local artists working in the fields of painting, textile design, glass, and jewellery.
I am very fortunate that my work involves shaping and sculpting wood as my passion has always been to design and create. When making my furniture I mainly work with hardwoods and occasionally exotic veneers, and burrs. Recently I have experimented with Rye straw marquetry, a technique that dates back to the period of the Napoleonic wars. I enjoy discovering new techniques as well as the techniques of the past, and when these are adopted or adapted and applied within a contemporary context the results can be very satisfying.