- Graduated from Bristol University with a BSc.
in Economics in 1973 then worked variously in antique restoration and
retail management. Currently self-employed as carpenter, bookbinder and
visiting lecturer in bookbinding at the University of Brighton.
- Started bookbinding evening classes at Brighton
Polytechnic (now the University of Brighton) in 1986 and progressed to
the Certificate Course in 1988. Awarded Certificate with Overall Commendation
in 1991. Elected Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in 1991, Fellow in
1995 and President from 2005-2007. Has exhibited widely and is represented
in collections both private and institutional in the UK, Europe and the
- 'I recognise a sense of purpose in making,
and a gratification in perceiving the product of one's labour. The multi-faceted
nature of bookbinding provides an ultimate satisfaction in overcoming
the challenges of the making to finally realising the object as first