I first discovered the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh when I was in my late teens
and he has influenced my design work ever since. Through study and reading and visiting
the sites in Glasgow and exhibitions of his work my appreciation of his genius has
grown to the point where I feel I can express myself through small pieces for others
I feel this allows me to keep my skills fresh as each clock design provides new challenges.
Mackintosh's place in the history of design has lead me to be influenced by the Arts
and Crafts movement as a whole and his contemporaries hence I could see Art Deco,
Art Nouveaux designs being developed in the future.
I work mostly from home at the bench using hand skills for one-offs or limited edition
designs responding to demand.