Following five years studying philosophy (Balliol, Oxford; St John’s, Cambridge), the intention to work in academic publishing gave way in response to circumstance, to my other passion, sculpture. A five-year apprenticeship followed by six years’ further work in Dick Reid’s Workshop, led to self-employment in 1994.
The aim all along, as far as commissioned work would allow, was to develop the creative possibilities within contemporary applied sculpture, across a range of wrought materials.
When material is wrought, worked and developed – as carving, or modelled for casting – a creative intention is evident in the outcome. There is less room to ‘hide’ than in installation work, fabricated or constructed sculpture. Where the object-quality of work bears the sense of a thing wrought, directly achieved, and material authenticity is a part of that, one encounters sculpture as particular physical things that directly bear a creative intention.
Towards The Verbal-Visual Object (PDF) Looking for progress in inscriptional lettering. Sculpture Journal vol 18.2 
Transformations Of Matter (PDF) Contemporary carving in stone. Sculpture Journal vol 21.1 
Royal Society of Sculptors
Lettering Arts Trust