I began carving wood at school in Derbyshire many moons ago . I am now living in South Oxfordshire where I use local Oak for my mainly wall mounted sculptures .These are usually fish and birds with inlays of boxwood, ebony, and sometimes london plane . Some fish have over a hundred precisely turned inlayed dots . All pieces are numbered on sterling silver hanging tags or inlayed disks . Many of my pieces are in private collections including 41 in the USA.