Chronology

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1944

Born Devonport. England

1953-59

Grammar School , Devonport High School.

1959

Joined Royal Navy: Engineering Apprenticeship

HMS Fisgard and HMS Collingwood

1964-84

1967 (14 January)

1967 (14 December)

1969 (19 October)

1984

Travelled the World

Married Carol Ann Baker

Daughter, Paula, born in Plymouth.

Son, Michael John, born in Singapore.

Divorced

1974

Started wood carving whilst serving with the NATO Squadron

1976

Taught pottery throwing by Kerry Honnor

1978

Attended ceramic classes in Fareham. Hampshire

1978

Met Henry Moore @ Hoglands, Perry Green (major influence)

1979

Ceramics @ Clydebank Tech and Dolphin arts Centre, Glasgow. (part-time voluntary instructor)

1983-84

Ceramics @ Beaford Centre, Devon. Taught by Laurel Keeley

1984 January 28th

Retired from Royal Navy

1984-85

Life drawing @ Torrington with Tudor Humphries

1984-91

Life drawing @ Iron Bridge arts Centre, Exeter with Jim Kennedy

1984-92

Assisted Svend Bayer, Potter, wood-fuelled kiln firings

1985

Began stone carving

1986

Assisted Svend Bayer in construction of new wood-firing kiln

1987

Accepted as Member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen

1989

Exhibited @ Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

1989-90

3rd Form pottery teacher @ Shebbear College

1989-90

Acting curator, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford

1991-94

BA(Hons) Fine Art @ University of Plymouth

1994-95

MA Sculpture Studies @ Leeds University and Henry Moore Institute

1996

Awarded 2 year Bursary Membership Royal Society of British Sculptors

1999

2002

2015

Life Fellowship Mind Millenium Awards

Moved to Plymouth

My home transferred to my sole ownership.

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