Crack-shot pebble skimmer, master cake baker, poker ace & recognised expert at making something from nothing*.
(*Only one of which is a lie. Okay, maybe two).
My obsession with objects began at a young age when I started scavenging household supplies to create fantastical worlds to escape inside. Following many, many misadventures, I eventually ended up in London studying Design at Goldsmiths, where I was broken hearted to discover I was too late for the YBAs and too early for the cutting edge. With people designing throwaway one-liners of creations, I chose this point to have an epistemological crisis of faith & stopped making altogether. Instead, after graduating, I ended up trapped like a specimen behind glass as a mannequin mover / window dresser.
I then strayed a little further from the creative path and began selling and sourcing antiques and salvage, whilst developing a wide and constantly updated network of sources and contacts due to my consuming and lifelong passion for treasure hunting.
And then one day, I was given an empty warehouse and was told I could turn it into a shop as a retail outlet for the biggest prop house up North. I painted some walls, put the furniture into places to make interesting juxtapositions of colours and textures that made the objects sing and, hey presto, Stockyard North Salvage was born. From here, it was a hop, skip & a jump to the world of set design and the combining of all my experience, loves and skills together at long last.