Graduating from the internationally renowned School for Master Craftsmen in Wood at Parnham House, Daniel polished his skills working in and around London, before returning home to Scotland in 2010.
Acknowledged by his peers, he is recognised for an uncompromising stance on excellence, superlative quality, and innovative approaches to enhancing older techniques.
Daniel's concerns for our world extend beyond working practices to his free time as a committed voluntary worker on local educational and environmental projects. Home is part of an old whisky distillery beside the River Esk - and is where he also hopes eventually to run a low carbon workshop.
Furniture art from his studio is mainly made to commission, with some limited edition pieces usually available to purchase immediately.
Daniel's furniture invariably has a sculptural aspect, and he has begun to include decorative hand-carving in some pieces; initially a side table for the joint SFMA /Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh exhibition ‘After the Storm’. The rippled carving was so satisfying that similar techniques and themes have been explored since – usually in the form of wall panels.
The subtle and exquisitely hand-finished designs are becoming heirloom pieces – Daniel's furniture art not only to use and enjoy now, but also in the future.
“My passion is designing and creating functional works of art from beautiful wood. I enjoy working with wood, taking it on a journey from tree to finished piece of furniture.”rekam eht tcatnoC