My youth and early twenties were spent within a community of skilled metalworkers. I studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic 1975-78 BA Hons, Sculpture at St Martin’s School of Art 1978-79 then became sculptural assistant to Garth Evans. I have exhibited internationally and nationally completing many commissions: New Contemporaries 1978, Northern Young Contemporaries 1976-79. Recent projects include Brink Marylebone London 2017.  Metallic Burghley Sculpture Garden. The Open West 2015 Flux Rag Factory London Feb 2015. Selected artist Bondi Beach N S W Australia 2015 . Solo exhibitions: Air Gallery London 1982, Stockport Art Gallery 1976, Northwest Center Arts 1975. I have undertaken a major residential placement at Leemetals Macclesfield 1980 to 1982, receiving a Major Award from North West Arts. I have work in public and private collections. Commissions include: North West Arts, Marks and Spencer PLC, Stanhope Developments.

Elected a member of the Royal Society of British Sculpture in 2012. Formerly Director of Three Dimensional Studies at Kingsway College Clarkenwell Centre for the Arts EC1. For 28 years I taught full-time in schools, colleges and universities throughout London. I resumed my sculptural practice in 2011 and work in Acme Studios, Stockwell London. Shongololo is now part of the permanent collection of the Burghley House Preservation Trust Ltd. It will be seen and cared for at the Burghley Contemporary Sculpture Garden.