One of the key inspirations and fascinations are the extraordinary characteristics of wood. My work to-date is an exploration of form and texture. Having grown up and working in a rural landscape comprising of immense natural beauty along with many exceptional archaeological features dating from the 6th Century, has a strong influence on my work. My instinctive connection with the wood comes from having five generations of Master Craftsmen in my family which is balanced by knowledge of contemporary style. I explore the natural traditional character of Irish Oak and Elm and use it in a design-led manner.