I grew up in Crathes, near Banchory in Aberdeenshire, and began to have an interest in working with wood while studying philosophy at Glasgow University in 2012. I started off making wooden boxes and learning how to hand-cut dovetails.
I went to study furniture-making at Glasgow City College while working with a cabinetmaker making arts and crafts furniture and cases for Scottish single malts.
In 2014 I moved to Aberdeen and started working on a wide variety of cabinetry and joinery. I particularly enjoyed working on a renovation of a listed seventeenth-century manse, making sash-and-case windows and doors and internal joinery in the house’s original style.
In 2016 I moved to Edinburgh and into a shared workshop in the grounds of Newbattle Abbey where I started designing furniture as well as making it. My first project there was to build a library in the Scottish Borders to house a collection of rare books from Kew Botanical Gardens.
Since then I have worked on a variety of projects, some of which I have written about on the Recent Projects page. I have also started making lamps to sell at makers fairs, and enjoy the opportunity it gives me to travel around Scotland and meet other craftspeople.
In my spare time I enjoy walking and camping in the Scottish Highlands with my dog, Gracchus.