All the furniture is carefully hand carved and made by me. The pieces are mostly accurate replicas of original early pieces. I particularly love 'The Age of Oak', Medieval, Tudor and 17th century furniture made of oak which is richly and vigorously carved.
I have always enjoyed and made miniatures. I have also designed and made costumes and scenery for the open air theatre at Hever Castle in Kent. I studied pottery and fabric printing, embroidery and clay modelling. I made the miniature cradle for the 2017 BBC drama based on the book 'The Miniaturist'. My work can be found in museums in England and America.
I teach students to make carved furniture, so look out for my workshops as they book up quickly.
I am a Fellow of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.
I enjoy researching in my own library about early furniture, houses and social history. I also research on the Internet and at the National Art Library in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. When I can, I travel to see original furniture and houses, taking photographs and measurements. I find the medieval, Tudor and Stuart periods a very rich, colourful and interesting time in our history. I am also interested in European furniture as more examples have survived in warmer climes. Early American carved and painted furniture is also fascinating.
The Arts & Crafts period is also a source of delight to me, their inspiration coming from the medieval times, so now and then I will be carving pieces from this time.
It is the carving which I most enjoy. I warn students that it can be addictive!
I always have a large file of ideas for furniture I want to make, so watch this website for new arrivals.
All items are made in 1/12th scale but I do produce as many of my designs as are possible in 1/24th too.