I have followed a traditional but unexpected route into making sculpture.
After completing A levels I had become interested in undertaking an apprenticeship and during a period of reflection before embarking on a geography degree I placed a rather speculative advert looking for an arts-based apprenticeship.
This lead quickly to a meeting with the sculptor Peter Randall-Page with whom I subsequently worked as an assistant for ten years. This involved working in all aspects involved in the production of stone sculpture, including enlargement by triangulation from maquettes, major exhibitions, international symposia, and numerous public and private commissions.
During this time, which was not only a wonderful introduction to sculpture, but also a new way of life, I began to make my own work, and this process has gradually built momentum ever since.