Born 1966 in Nairobi/East Africa.
Lived there for 4 years before moving to the Seychelles for 2 years.
Lived , studied and worked in Germany for 22 years
My background is in Interior Architecture, which I studied in Düsseldorf. Germany.
After having worked in design offices for four years I became more involved in Theatre.
For the past 14 years I’ve been working as a Prop Maker and Set Designer.
My work encompasses many different approaches and techniques with various media ranging from clay to polystyrene.
These experiences have also enabled me to work in Building Conservation.
This I have been doing now for 8 years in addition to my Theatre work.
I’ve worked in office environments as part of a team well as self directed in a freelance environment and feel comfortable in both.
Having lived in Germany for 22 years I am fluent in German.
I’ve worked as-
Carpenter’s assistant for a year.
An interior designer for 2 years.
A trade show designer for further 2 years.
3 month work experience in a metal workshop. Düsseldorf/Germany.
Assistant designer it the Oberhausen Theatre /Germany
Set painter at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf/Germany
Prop maker and set painter at Northampton Royal Theatre/UK
Prop maker at the Oxford Playhouse for 6 years /UK
Puppeteer’s assistant to Steven Motram
Production manager for Productions at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford/UK
Set designer for 8 shows at Pegasus Theatre, Oxford/UK
Prop maker for OTTC Theatre, Oxford /UK
Polystyrene carver for ‘Siemens’ trade fair stand/Germany
Film set dresser for an American production in Oxford.
Educational workshops for ‘Coral Arts’ and ‘Creative Partnerships’
Artist in residence at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
Invited presentation at Queens College Belfast in collaboration with
Brookes University ,Oxford
Building conservator on various projects , including the Bodleian Library ,Oxford.
Lead artist with “Creative Partnership” collaboration at St. Josephs School, Slough.
Prop buyer and maker for ‘Tree of life’ Story Museum, Oxford.
The above is abridged-more information on request.
Theatre and Installation work,
* Simultainiuos installtion/transmission of old Radios sets,
as part of the Oxford /Bonn twinning exchange.October 2007
* Part of “Gift” exhibition at OVADA gallery in Oxford.
This was as part of the TIE (the Ideas Exchange) group.March-May 2008
* Project management as Pegasus Theatre for their “Journeys to freedom” Festival.
Sept.’07 March ‘08
* Assistant curator for “The Greenham Museum”
A false/alternative history museum about Greenham common
devised by Roger Perkins.March ’08 . www.rogehrperkins.com
* Prop maker and workshop leader at Larkrise School,Oxford
with “The Story Museum” developing a story exhibit with year 6.June-July’08
for an artist- led space in a working launderette.
Founded by myself in 2003. www.artwash.co.uk
* ‘Dragons’ Tale”tour with Cecilia McFarlane-a dance production.Oct.-Dec.’08
* Uncovering and reconstruction of victorian wall painting-
St Peter’s church, Northampton.
* Uncovering and repairs to a victorian ceiling in the Assembly rooms at the
Grand Thaetre- Leeds .July-August’08
* “St Pancras- Chambres”London.Time estimation for repair and conservation work
Technical Manager 55 Weyland road
Beaumont Street Oxford
Oxford OX3 8PD
Oxford OX1 2IW
Rose Cottage, Great Haseley. Oxon. OX44 7JG