I have a design and architectural background but I've spent many years learning practical making skills to be able to explore my designs and create what I imagine. I have a passion for well conceived and crafted fine furniture and believe that the enjoyment I get out of a design will be evident in the piece itself.
I have worked with carpenters and furniture makers in Tamil Nadu, India as well as in the U.K and America, also with a German furniture maker as well as completing with distinction a three year fine furniture making programme.
I'm a student and qualified teacher of Aikido ('Way Of Harmonious Spirit'). The method of control through working harmoniously with forms and nature has informed my approach to design and making.
My furniture is designed to enhance and preserve the natural beauty of wood. I see it as nature's art to be framed in a functional item. Wood itself is a beautiful natural material in a highly usable and functional form, so creating timeless, radiant, useful furniture from it is a continuation of its inherant, natural character.
So thats what I love to do!
I work to commission and also speculatively for exhibiting and sales and enjoy working closely with a client to create something personal for them. If you are interested in commmissioning a piece please contact me for an informal discussion about what you want, after which I can begin the design process. Ideally I prefer to be able to see the space the piece will be going into and have a chat about the sort of styles you like, so I can create something perfect for you and your individual environment.