"Until 1992, I had been an Architect for thirteen years, working in practices in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh. During this period, I became more interested in mechanical models and how they worked. As a child, the works and drawings of Heath Robinson and Emmett had always intrigued me, and I began to make simple models based on their particular style and humour.
In November 1992, I decided to pursue automata making full time and started in earnest designing and creating new pieces. I became a member of the British Toymakers Guild in 1993. Since that time, I have found a number of craft shops and galleries who have sold my work on a regular basis throughout the UK."