I live in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK (a hotbed of creative industries) and mainly earn my living from designing, making, and selling handmade ceramic wall clocks on-line through my business Art Clocks.
I am married to Jenny Biancardi.
Past jobs include: being a primary school teacher with a head teacher who was very interested in creative teaching approaches; over ten years as a self-employed studio potter; and computer systems analysis and programming consultancy work for large organisations working through my own company WindEater Technology.
Formal qualifications include: a Masters’ degree in Education at Newcastle University, a PGCE at Northumbria University, and a Science degree at Victoria University of Wellington.
Preceding my arrival in the UK from New Zealand, I spent a year hitch hiking around Europe when I was twenty-four.