have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
My journey into ancient ways officially began in 2011, when I started an apprenticeship with renowned woodsman Ben Law.
This apprenticeship saw me living full time in a 100 acre coppice in West Sussex, managing the woodland in the traditional way and learning ancient skills such as charcoal making, timber framing and the green wood crafts that used to supply us with the majority of our everyday items.
following this apprenticeship I moved to Dorset with my wife, started a family and began to pursue my fascination with ancient technology and ways of living full time.
This fascination with ancient hunter gatherer societies, different ways of living and natural history drives my passion to learn, create & pass on knowledge which i believe can only be for the betterment of our society as a whole.
When not teaching, you'll find me working and making things with wood, be that timber frame barns or a set of dining chairs. And when I'm not working? Spending as many days sleeping out in the woods with my family practicing what I preach!
My belief in, and respect for indigenous societies across the world is at the core of everything I do.
Societies across the globe which have an understanding for the natural world, and our place in it, which far surpasses our western ideas.
I've spent my life trying my best to learn from these societies & rediscover the scraps of our own here in this small corner of England.
I believe fully that trying to learn, replicate & reinvent our own beliefs & interactions with the natural world, based on the fundamental principles of indigenous beliefs, can only serve to bring about a fuller & healthier society for us all.