Since early childhood I’ve always spent a lot of my time ‘making’… transforming cereal packets into theatres, castles and space rockets… Most of my pocket money was spent on Airfix kits – WW2 battle ships and Spitfire planes…

After studying Graphic Design to degree level, l now have over thirty years experience as an artist. A large proportion of that time was spent in the animation industry; set building and prop making for children’s puppet animation series such as ‘Fireman Sam’. (BBC TV)

Recently, I began investigating portrait sculpting and have not looked back… I’ve always been intrigued by the human form, especially faces. When I sculpt a portrait, I work to find the very essence of the sitter and inject that quality into the clay… a wry smile, a pensive look…

My subjects are sculpted in clay, from both life and photographs. The finished models are either fired or moulded and cast. l work with different resins and casting materials to push beyond the boundaries of sculpting in the traditional sense, with presentational ideas that subvert the classical nature of the work, such as slicing up the finished sculpt, or framing small sections of a figure.