My role within Fine Art is to service and maintain the three resources that comprise the sculpture department – Wood, Metal, Mouldmaking and to keep us safe when we’re here. In practice this means helping find attainable solutions to bring students ideas into reality. I love my job, because I have the chance to help students learn, develop and master practical skills in the same way as has been afforded me. From bronze work to papermache balloon animals, we’ve got it covered. There is nothing beyond us if we put our heads together and work hard within the team that is Fine Art.
My personal areas of interest are custom cars and counter culture. I spent seven years in the classic VW restoration business bringing customer vehicles back onto the road and modifying my own Campers and Beetles. I’m fascinated by how things work and spent a similar time travelling and working in various ‘making’ jobs around the world before joining the Fine Art team. With the addition of my daughter in 2010 I realised the importance of making things that we can enjoy as a family, we’ve had pods on stilts in the back yard, teardrop caravans, hot rods, water bomb propulsion devices and much more, I can’t wait for the day that I can teach her how to weld/build things for herself. Creating things that no-one else has is where its at for me- we don’t have much money, but we do see life!