I took the three year theatre design course at Croydon College of Art & Design in the early 1970s. At that time, in addition to set and costume design, this course offered arguably the best training in the practical skills of scenic building and painting, costume making, prop making etc. While at college I spent evenings, weekends and holidays making set models and sometimes preparing working drawings for designers including Hans Christian, William Dudley, Tim Goodchild, John Gunter, Pamela Howard, Norman McDowell and Robin Pidcock. Some of these designers also employed me to assist on productions and in some cases also to make props.
These experiences enabled me to start working full-time as soon as I left college, and I set up a workshop just off the Portobello Road in London. After just over a year I moved to a larger workshop in Lots Road, Chelsea where I worked for over thirty-five years.
In 2003 I moved from London and I now live and work near Birmingham.
Since starting work I have been very fortunate to be supported and helped by many talented people, some of whom now have very successful and amazing careers of their own. Much of the work shown on this website has only been possible because of their contributions. My sincere thanks to all of them.
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