Working at T. J. Skelton of Birmingham, England, I worked on civic and masonic regalia. These such pieces were intricately engraved through multiple techniques, all by hand, by master craftsmen. At this time, I learned basic skills, from some of the best.
However, it was some years later that I returned to the discipline. Working independently and with some direction I built on these skills I had held in my past and pushed my craftsmanship further. I used hand tools and have now evolved to use air tools. The air tools require the same command of craft; however, air tools ease the burden on hands and joints that is otherwise incurred by ‘traditional’ hand tools.
I have been and remain an active member of the ‘Hand Engraving Association of Great Britain’. I have contributed towards workshops and events.