Making started as a child but really took flight when I competed at a world level cabinetmaking competition as 20-year-old, having just finished an apprenticeship I traveled to the United Kingdom and returned with a silver medal for Australia, I started to believe in myself.
It’s funny, I was already a self-employed maker fulfilling my goal, shopfitting and the usual built-ins, but this wasn’t going to be enough. The history of making was not to be lost, and I seemed drawn to traditional techniques and true quality work in real wood.
That journey opened doors in teaching, and a huge part of my life has been passing on the skill and passion of making to others.
30 years involved with the very competition I started in, I am now an International judge in Cabinetmaking – you can see how I can truly say I have a world standard. Having lived and worked overseas and associated with more than 25 countries in competition, I can honestly say I know quality standards, what is acceptable and what is outstanding, this is my goal – to make truly outstanding work for anyone who can appreciate the effort and unique skills within cabinetmaking.
More recently focusing on fulfilling my dream, desires of a truly comprehensive portfolio of work crossing into art and sculpture including other materials and breaking new ground with design.