I am builder by trade and completed my apprenticeship in 1983. I have been building and renovating homes full time since then. I have all ways loved timber. I love being able to make things from what looks like just a pile of wood into something that people love.
In 1987 I moved to Coromandel and found the lifestyle and opportunities here endless. Coromandel is a great place to be and live if you are a creative person, with it's beautiful hills, clean air and good fishing.
My passion for wood has lead me on many different paths, so now having a studio at home, I can spend any spare time creating one off pieces of usable wooden art. Most of my work is done with local native driftwood timber, which we recover off beaches and Islands after floods and some is reclaimed while doing building renovations around the town. I then incorporate quirky handles and rejuvenated rusty steel that has been sourced from many old peninsular locations. I love creating pieces that are great to use and are nice to touch. Each piece is individually marked, telling its story of where it came from. I have one off pieces in my studio and will also do commissions.
You are welcome to come and visit my studio at "The Workshop" (Next to the Coromandel Oyster Company) during the Coromandel Open Studio Art Tour or our studio is open most days 10-4pm, just give us a ring.
My work is also at Driving Creek Railway.
1613 Manaia Road, State Highway 2
(Beside the Coromandel Oyster Company)
07 8667242 or 021 866724.