Born Stoke-on Trent, Staffordshire in 1941.
Attended Portland House Junior Technical School 1955-1957
Worked at Josiah Wedgwood &sons Ltd 1957-1962
Part time/day release Burslem College of Art
N.D.D. And Scholarship to the Royal College of Art 1962
Studying Industrial Ceramics,gained Des. R. C.A. 1965
Teacher of Art in Stoke-on -Trent schools 1967- 2005
Although my early development was essentially was one of training in ceramics as long as I can remember painting and drawing was an activity in which I felt more interested.
A fascination with the history of painters and their work began at adolescence and was
reinforced with the teaching at Burslem College of Art. Teachers like Arthur Berry's life
classes were always stimulating.
My interest in drawing from the model was something I felt important to continue
throughout my teaching career with the opportunity to do so at various venues including the Barracks in Newcastle under Lyme and at Keele.
Left the Potteries to reside in St Ives, Cornwall where I exhibit regularly with collectors across the UK and beyond. I am part of the Cornish art scene and reside in the cottages where Alfred Wallis resided.