Why I do what I do:
I love doing what I do, which is designing, creating, manufacturing and sustaining! Being a creative is just fantastic. I love furniture. I especially love the tactile nature of materials and the way people interact with objects, surrounding themselves with possessions that become a part of their homes. My belief is in creating long-lasting, high quality furniture from sustainable sources with minimal waste. Adding this to modern manufacturing technology, contemporary styling and the highest quality of hand-finished craftsmanship in the UK is the way forward.
Where I do it:
I am based in beautiful Faversham which is set in the wonderful countryside, yet close to the city of Canterbury and the north coast of Kent. It is a thriving market town which boasts a rich variety of artists and designers, complemented by not one, but two artist studios offering the opportunity to collaborate, display and sell work. I moved here from London 14 years ago. This was, and still is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What drives me on:
What I’m working on:
I am currently working on two new table designs for an exhibition in April and a commission for bespoke dining room table and chairs. I am also working very closely with my manufacturing guru to see if we can reduce our waste to zero!! Whilst most likely impossible, aim high! To this end, I have been designing other products to fit into the manufacturing process, ensuring that as little is wasted from the material I use.