I learned my skills in wood in the traditional manner in my father’s workshop. When I retired, I went to West Dean College to hone my finer skills. Little did I think at the time I would later teach it there. I offered to make a commemorative cross for St Andrew’s Church to celebrate their 1250th anniversary. This required carvings and lead on to my interest in sculpture. As a life-long photographer I have always had an interest in art and design.