I am largely self-taught, originally working with softer limestone where my work was inspired by natural forms, like fruits and seeds. I then fell in love with marble and my early work explored its fluidity, aiming to make it appear malleable and pliable as if it has been gently coaxed and twisted into shape. Each new piece tends to be a progression from the last and is both a challenge to myself, my skills and the marble. I challenge myself to work with it thinner and finer, pushing myself and the material to its limits. Mostly I work in Carrara marble to exploit its whiteness and investigate its translucency, but always aiming for a beautiful perfect smooth surface that begs to be caressed and stroked.