in the '60s in Salisbury (now Harare) Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
* 1979 - Left school at 17 after gaining 2 M levels. A level art,
followed by short oil painting course at Salisbury (Harare) School
Air Traffic Control Assistant, Charles Prince Airport, Mt Hampden,
Air Operations Officer, District Development Fund Aircraft Section,
Charles Prince (NOT Prince Charles) Airport, Mt. Hampden, Harare.
Costings and quotations clerk, Mc Donald Scientific, laboratory section,
Started glass engraving in 1983 - joined Guild of Glass Engravers
as an Overseas member, All my glass engraving is self taught using
books and videos. My techniques being: drill, sandblasting and etching.
Started own engraving business, Harare, Zimbabwe.
my engraving years in Zimbabwe I was the only professional glass engraver
and therefore no grants or awards or any recognition was available.
I did manage to send a piece overseas to one of the Guild exhibitions.
Any transactions of this nature were extremely difficult from that
Continued this business in Zimbabwe until December 2001 when I moved
to Suffolk, UK and rebuilt same business from scratch which I operate
to this day.
after arriving in the UK I served on the Council of the Guild of Glass
Engravers for a couple of years.
/ shows / engraving events since arriving UK December 2001
Buckenham Galleries, Southwold.
*2004 Guild of Glass Engravers National Exhibition
*I have a stand at the Cambridge Glass Fair twice a year, and have
done every year since 2005 and continue to do so. The next event being
23rd September 2012 http://www.cambridgeglassfair.co.uk/
*2006 Guild of Glass Engravers National Exhibition
submitted the hand engraved crystal cullet "Endangered"
to the Glass Sellers Engraving Award and was chosen as a finalist.
*2007 Glass Sellers Award exhibition, London Glass Blowing.
*2008 Engraving all perfumes Harrods, London
*2009 Engraving all perfumes Harrods, London
*2009 Engraving at Harrods, London, for Guerlain
*Showed at Art Glass Fair, Dulwich, London (now named SE21 Glass and
Ceramics Fair) 2007/8
*2010 "Deep Surface Exhibition" - Zest Contemporary Glass
*2010 "21st Century Engraved Glass", Fitzwilliam Museum,
*2010 "Autumn 2010 Exhibition" Stourbridge Gallery
*2011 Engraving at Harrods, London, for Givenchy
*2011 Engraving at Harrods, for Bond no.9
* 2011 Engraving at various outlets for Liz Earle
*2012 Engraving at Harrods for Acqua di Parma
*2012 World Land Trust Exhibition http://www.worldlandtrust.org/gallery
Work currently represented by http://www.worldlandtrust.org/gallery
*2012 Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) Glass Medallions 22 Aug - 15
September. Ruskins Glass Centre. Event: International Glass Festival
Medallion SOLD to Dan Klein & Alan J. Poole (Private Collection)
@ National Museums Scotland. Edinburgh. GB.
*2012 Guild of Glass Engravers 2012 National Exhibition 21st Century
Engraved Glass, Red House Glass Cone, Stourbridge 13 August - Sunday
" 2012 Plowden and Thompson "Gallery90 in 2012" August
24th - Official opening at 5.00 p.m. 'The Store' Dial Glass Works,
Stewkins, Stourbridge, DY8 4YN
Event: International Glass Festival
ZEST Contemporary Glass Gallery, London. WINTER GLASSCAPE Group
Exhibition 8 November - 21 December 2012
World Land Trust Exhibition Winter
Ladies' Vice Captain of Halesworth
*2013 (March) Engraving perfumes at Selfridges, London, for Acqua
World Land Trust Exhibition "Birds
World Land Trust Exhibition "March
Hares and Easter Eggs"
exhibition, Southwold. November 30th 2013- January 20th 2014
engraving for Bombay Sapphire at Selfridges, London, 10/11 Dec
Ladies' Vice Captain of Halesworth
Golf Club (2nd year)
engraving for Dior
Engraving for Bombay Sapphire, Worlds Most Imaginative Bartender Award
Final event. Dartmouth House London, June.
Engraving for Givenchy, Harrods, August.
Engraving for Diageo, Johnny Walker Blue Label, Symphony In Blue event,
Merchant Taylors' Hall, London. September.
2 works showing at INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVED GLASS (Guild
of Glass Engravers exhibition) Morley College Gallery, London October.
Engraving events for Bombay Sapphire in Selfridges Birmingham and
Ladies' Captain Halesworth
June, exhibited and sold "Curiosity" at the Guild of Glass
Engravers Exhibition, Stourbridge.
June Winner of The Contemporary Glass Society annual Glass Art Prize,
which corresponded with the week-long International Festival of Glass
in Stourbridge, England.
Engraving for Givenchy, in Harrods and Debenhams, Oxford St, London,
Engraving for Gucci, Debenhams,Oxford St, London, in June. Perfume