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.  Burghley Sculpture Garden Otherworldly 2018 . The Open West 2015 Flux Rag Factory London Feb 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.