Since I was a child, craft, food, history and nature have been a big part of my life. I was lucky enough to grow up in a rural community were everyone was involved in crafts and farming; my parents are potters and my grandfather was a very skilled woodsman.
I want to spark people’s interest in the natural world and the rich history of the past. It’s hugely important, both for ourselves and our wider community. My work in environmental education began at Iron Age village, where I coordinated events and ran education courses for children and adults. I’ve also volunteered for eco-build and conservation projects across Britain, and have built skills in spoon carving and basketry.
I began demonstrating May Whistles at events and shows in 2010. I now work for Dryad Bushcraft as an instructor and Cotswold Woodland Crafts, alongside my day job at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge.
I have a degree in Fine Art and am a member of the Association of Polelathe Turnersand Greenwood Workers.