Born and brought up in York, I grew up in a family where it seemed
that if anything was wanted someone picked up the tools and made it, and
that attitude rubbed off on me, I have always enjoyed making things.
At York Art School (now part of York College) I completed the Foundation course and went on to study 3D Design and Craft, choosing to specialise in stained glass design. Following work experience as a student with Harry Harvey FMGP I became his studio assistant for several years before setting up my own studio in 1987. I joined the British Society of Master Glass Painters, was elected an Associate member in 1995 and a Fellow in 2007.
I work independently and have designed and made work for churches, private houses and public buildings, constantly developing and refining my style. I have taught night classes for many years and occasional workshops, as well as giving talks about my work to various groups and organisations.
I moved house in 2002 and converted my garage into a studio where I have produced my largest window to date, 90 sq.ft. for Bunbury church in Cheshire.