Entirely self-taught as a modeller,
Gary has spent many years studying classical sculpture of antiquity and
the Italian Renaissance period where the expression of the human form
was at its height.
Initially producing one-off terracotta busts and figurines,
his attention was turned towards teapots when he joined Richard Parrington
Designs in Whitstable, Kent in the early 1990s. Here he learnt the complete
manufacturing processes and skills needed to put pieces into production,
in effect his apprenticeship.
During this time he designed and modelled 3 of Parrington's
teapots - King Arthur, Hamlet and the Motorbike Petrol Tank.
Since establishing his own studio
in 1998 he has sought to produce meaningful limited editions which he hopes will
be the true collectors' items of the future.