Date of Birth: 5th February 1963
1981 After leaving school with no art qualifications I was persuaded to try for Art School after visiting a Vocational Guidance Centre.
1982 - 1986 City and Guilds of London Art School. A Foundation Course followed by 3 year diploma in Restoration in wood, stone and allied polychrome finishes.
1986 - 1987 Worked for Michael Eastham, near Wantage as sculpture conservator mainly on Church monuments and some private commissions.
1987 Worked for 6 months with Nick Durnan on Canterbury Cathedral, cleaning and repairing a Romanesque blind arcade and capitals.
1987 - 1989 National Trust Statuary Workshop at Cliveden, Bucks. Employed by the National Trust as assistant sculpture conservator under Trevor Proudfoot, working on the Trust's large and varied collection of sculptures in Great Britain.
1989 - 1990 Weymouth Technical College. Studied masonry, carving and lettering in stone.
1991 - 1993 Went back to work at Cliveden Conservation, now doing restoration carving work from their workshop in Bristol.
1993 - After marrying fellow mason and letter cutter Will in 1992 we left Cliveden and moved to beautiful mid Wales to set up our own workshop and business. Most of my carving work during this period has juggled with having three lovely children, but I have fitted in a four tonne lobster, Coats of Arms, female heads for a bar in Singapore and many carvings on memorials. With our youngest child now at school , I will be spending more time in the workshop.