Born in 1962, Michael has worked in stone, granite, and marble for more than thirty years. He has over a hundred commissioned works on public view in the UK, Ireland, and The Far East, and work in many public and private collections. Michael has worked as a stonemason in Chester, lived and carved alongside the Shona carvers of Zimbabwe and carved marble in Japan. Recently he has worked in Jaipur carving sandstone and in Xiamen in China making large granite pieces for commissions.
Michael's bas-relief trees are carved from marble sourced from around the world and celebrate the stunning beauty of the materials: each one is unique as no two pieces of marble are the same.
This year Michael has installed a series of granite sheep seats in Yorkshire, ‘Voyage Of Discovery’ a two piece granite carving in Galway Bay Ireland, and spent time working on some larger stone trees for the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show.
Michael exhibits widely across the UK, and his studio for the last twenty years has been at Appleton Quarry in The Peak District.