As a young child, I remember spending a lot of time with my dad and I don’t think that ever really changed. I formed a close bond with him.
He was a very talented carpenter by trade and worked as a bench joiner for a company on the local trading estate. I was amazed at his skills. I was in awe of his talents. This man, my father, could take a lump of wood and turn it into something magnificent. I remember watching him build a huge wooden workshop in our back garden. I remember seeing photographs of exhibition work that he had done. I remember watching him make pieces of furniture, wooden desk tidies, pencil boxes, toy boxes and so much more.
These times taught me that transformation is a beautiful thing – in the right hands, that boring, ugly lump of wood, could be turned into something amazing, something functional, something beautiful.
I think this shines through in the work that I do now. No matter how ugly or broken or useless you may feel, I can help you to transform into the wonderful person that you want to be, that you were born to be.