Born in rural Lancashire, England and surrounded by stone in the form of stone houses and dry stone walls brought out what is a fascination with natural stone. I began working with stone at the age of 13 and after leaving school attended a carving institute in Rossendale , England under the guidance of a Master carver.
I find that I am influenced by many things; European Mythology, Gothic Architecture, Celtic and Norse Designs and the Medieval Period give me inspiration and ideas to form many of my sculptures. My pieces can develop from an abstract idea brought on by the shape of the stone or from a more specific concept or design.
I use traditional methods and tools which have evolved very little over the centuries. Carving my pieces entirely out of Natural Stone (the sedimentary rocks of limestone and sandstone) to produce truly hand carved unique art.
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