After selling my successful café, The Honey Pot, in Penzance, which I started and ran for 12 years, I was ready for this new challenge.
A life-long love of food-centered travel awoke my passion for vernacular architecture: through diverse form, texture, materiality and light.
Originally trained as a graphic designer in the pre-computer era, my hand-drawing and model-making skills have stood me in good stead. Embracing technology has been a challenge, but I have a dogged determination for wrestling problems to the ground. After years of being the boss, I have loved working as part of a team. Throughout my degree, I have found that my life experience, broad-ranging interests, and communication skills have been invaluable.
I greatly appreciate the sense of ‘real place’ which has been a constant and valuable theme throughout this course- Cornwall is where I live, and where I want to stay.