1954-1960 Gained National Diploma of Design, in constructed Textiles.

Sussex College of Art & Crafts, Worthing, West Sussex.

Awarded R S A Travelling Bursary (Scandinavia) in Textile Sections.

Awarded R S A Associate Membership, later Life Fellow.


I am married with an adult family. All my working life I have been an Artist Craftsman creating individual pieces; teaching and in consultative positions. Exhibiting abroad for at least twenty years.


Although I have woven a variety of textiles, taught many aspects of fabric construction, it is the Ryijy hanging or‘wool painting’ in which I specialise. Weaving them since training in Scandinavia.

Work History

1960-9 World tour of R S A Bursary work and other textiles. Exhibited British Craft Council, Earlham Street, London. West Malling, Kent. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Drusillas, Alfriston, Sussex. The Harris Centre, Hawkhurst, Kent. Commissions for private individuals.

Folkestone. Design Centre, Haymarket. Hawkhurst Guild of Craftsmen. Handweavers’ Studio & Gallery London. Private commissions.


One man show at Bramling House, Canterbury. British Craft Council London. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. One man show Spode House.


Harris Centre, Hawkhurst. Folkestone Town Hall, Kent via Margutta.  Rome, Italy. South Hill Park, London. John Woodrow. Mechanics Theatre, Baltimore, U S A . 57th Street, New York.


I taught Handweaving for Kent County Council Establishments. In 1980 I became a consultant and Tutor for the British Wool Marketing Board collection centre in Ashford, Kent. England.

In 1985 I opened my own Retail Textile Crafts business in Sandwich, Kent, England above which I had a studio where I taught Textile Crafts.


Own Millennium exhibition of seven Ryijy at Ashford Gallery, Kent England.

Jan 2001 Exhibition of Ryijy at Gillingham Gallery, Medway, Kent England.

Now semi-retired I continue to weave Ryijy.


In December 2000 I published my own Handweavers’Manual for Novice Weavers. Which is still in demand.

You can read more about the book here.