I live on the East Coast of England (UK), in a small, friendly village with my family and menagerie of pets.
In my twenties, I frequently made clay pet sculptures for friends and tourists to the Suffolk coast, generally as a hobby to exercise my creative talents. I have always had a fascination with animals, especially dogs and like to make my sculptures with character.
Several years later, with arthritis forcing me to retire from my longtime occupation as a gardener, I began making 1:12 scale miniature animals for dollhouse enthusiasts and miniature collectors.
In 2015, I was proudly awarded Artisan status by The International Guild of Miniature Artisans in America. This involved me sending 5 pieces of my work to The Guild, to be inspected and judged by the committee. I now make all types of 1:12 scale animals and my aim is to create them with individual character, personality and expression to bring a smile to the beholder.
I handcraft 2 to 3 miniatures per week. I have found this keeps my work fresh and original, and creates a happy balance between family life and my passion for creating miniatures.
I currently sell my creations on eBay via auction.
My little mini-pets are proudly displayed in homes all over the world and my work has been featured in Dolls House Magazine UK, Miniature Collector and American Miniaturist magazines.