The natural world, my first and foremost influence. Natural science is all around us, and my greatest form of inspiration. I have always been fascinated by geography and biology, to fuel this, my partner Rachel (also a sculptor) and I decided to set up a smallholding, as a place to live and bring up our family.
We are based on the South Wales/ England boarder growing our own vegetables and raise our own animals, from quails, ducks and chickens to pigs. I find this lifestyle very satisfying. I enjoy being at home teaching our children about growing things.
I find every time I dig up a plant, sow a seed or harvest a vegetable that I discover a whole new source of inspiration for the studio. I am however probably the slowest gardener/ farmer, as I often get so distracted looking at the details that I loose myself in the task!