Welcome to my website, here you will find a selection of my previous commissions, an insight into my personal practice and items or sculptures that I have ready or made to order.
I work primarily on a commission basis, offering bespoke ironwork and sculptural pieces tailor made to suit the individual or organisation. A personal service from concept and design through to fabrication and installation.
As an artist and sculptor I am interested in the form of a structure, the material and its texture. I work mostly in steel, ferrous and non ferrous metals, combining them to produce various sized structures and forms that convey the chosen subject matter in an exaggerated or morphed fashion. The process in which the sculpture is produced is an important factor for me, the various incarnations a piece may go through before I am satisfied, the resistance of the material, problem solving and experimentation. The way to combine various metals, their physical possibilities and the oxidation and aging process are an on going journey in my work. As a lover of nature my personal work is focused mainly on the natural world and humanities relationship within it. My work aims to illuminate our disconnection from the natural world, the commodification of nature and the impact our species is having on this planet.
A career in ironwork and the artisanal practice of a blacksmith I chose not only for its place among society as a craftsman able to produce a wide range of useful products that are long lasting, but also as a medium it is relatively low in waste and thus has a minimal impact on the Eco system. My waste gets recycled, either into something of use or reprocessed into more steel.