Specialising in contemporary furniture – I create functional pieces of art from local hardwoods. Each piece is unique, and handcrafted by me from start to finish, combining traditional, modern and innovative techniques.
I’m lucky, very lucky. Working solo in my studio, very close to home, means I am able to function almost as normal during these weird and unprecedented times. I can take on new commissions, complete existing ones, and courier out any furniture and accessories I have in stock.
Whilst creating mainly bespoke commissions, I also have a range of affordable ‘limited edition’ furniture, and one-off pieces to display at exhibitions.
Having graduated from the internationally renowned ‘School for Master Craftsmen in Wood’ at Parnham House, I initially honed my skills working in and around London, before returning home to Scotland in 2011.
Although my furniture invariably has a sculptural aspect, it is only in the last few years that I have begun to include decorative hand-carving in some pieces; initially for a side table for the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh exhibition After the Storm. The rippled carving worked into Still Water was so satisfying that I have been exploring similar techniques and themes since – usually in the form of wall panels.
Inspiration often comes from the glorious countryside in which I live: the hills, moors, woodland and water close to my home – working in tune with, not against, nature and the environment I am so passionate about. Many of my pieces have nature-themed names – pictures of which can be found on my Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as the website.
My aim is to produce work of the highest quality: both in design and craftsmanship: work which exceeds my clients’ expectations and makes them ask,
“How did you do that?”