My priority is to create elegance and harmony in my pieces, whilst melding functionality and comfort.
Inspiration comes from my love of nature, including the coastal and marine environment where I live; creating sensual flowing forms from exquisite Australian timbers.
I am always excited by beautiful timber – knowing how precious it is, makes me put that much more into it.
Throughout my 30 year involvement using Australia’s fine subtropical timbers, I have developed a keen interest in sustainable forestry plantations, specific to these species. The fertile volcanic soil of The North East coast of NSW, Australia, where I live, was once the largest subtropical forest in Australia which supported a local tradition in furniture making – a custom I am pleased to uphold. In 1998 I was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study with prominent designers in Japan, Italy, UK and USA. Since then I regularly visit the USA, where my work is now sold and has won numerous National Awards.
Many years down the track, it is still a pleasure for me to be able to make things for people to enjoy for generations to come.