Born in Chatham, England in 1947, I attended both Gravesend and Canterbury Colleges of Art in the 1960's where I was instructed in Silversmithing, jewellery, woodwork and graphic design.
After leaving college I joined a local family engraving business before being offered a position at a top London engravers. I worked for that company for 4 years increasing my skills and knowledge before deciding in 1971 to return to Canterbury to work freelance.
Since then, in the past 28 years I have been awarded 8 annual awards (including three 1st prizes) from the prestigious Goldsmith and Silversmith Crafts Council. Freedom of the Goldsmiths Company and The Freedom of the City of London in 1990 together with full Craft Membership of the society of Heraldic Arts in 1997. I have also been a visiting Lecturer at the Medway College of Design and Sir John Cass College, London teaching hand engraving from 1970 to 1988.
Many of my students have since set up their own workshops and have been successful in their various fields. I have exhibited and demonstrated engraving at The City Festival of London in 1982 and have been featured several times on Meridian Television. I have also contributed a monthly column for the trade magazine Trophy & Engraving News (TEN).
I have received various commisions from Aspreys, Garrards, Mappin & Webb and Vanders, together with supplying the many talented local individual silversmiths and jeweller craftsmen and women with all of their engraving requirements.