Brian grew up on a small family farm in mid Worcestershire and, after attending Art College focusing on fine art and sculpture, started on a career in furniture making following the inspiration of a favourite uncle who was always ‘messing around with bits of wood’.

These early influences have been reinforced by a keen interest in contemporary architecture and design, an awareness of the infinite possibilities inherent in natural materials, and the positive aspects of modern technologies.

Brian’s other interests include landscape and the natural world, reading, cooking from around the world, music of all genres, and a lifelong attempt to master the art of modern jazz trumpet playing.