Career Summary

1934 Born – Leavening, East Riding of Yorkshire
1948-1951 High School for Art and Crafts -Hull
1951-1955 Regional College for Art and Crafts – Hull
1955-1957 National Service
1957-1960 Royal College of Art, London

Designer in the Ceramics Industry, Stoke on Trent

Part Time Teaching, College of Art, Hull

Part Time Teaching, School of Art, York


1964-1975 Own Studio ‘Ceramic Projects’, The Shambles, York.  Specialising in the production of murals, sculpture for Architecture, and the manufacture of ceramic sculpture and functional stoneware.
1964-1967 Full Time Lecturer, School of Art, York
1968 Made Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
1969 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
1974 Deputy Princibal, York School of Art and Design
1990-1992 Head, School of Art and Design, York College of Further and Higher Education
1993 to date Self Employed – Painting/Sculpture/ Limited Edition Prints.




Alcuin College, University of York (One Man Show)

Copeland and Lye, Glasgow (One Man Show)

Headrow Gallery, Leeds ( One Man Show


Centaur Gallery, Bath (One Man Show)

Alwin Gallery, London (RBS show)


City Gallery, Wakefield (One Man Show)

R.B.S ’71 Exhibition’ , York (Group Show)

1972 Festival Exhibition, Pocklington (R.B.S Show)
1978 ‘Ad Hoc Four’ , York ( Group Show, drawings and paintings)

‘Four Ad Hoc’  University of York (Paintings and Sculpture)


1982 Kings Manor, University of York (One Man Show)

Foston Hall, North Yorkshire ( Group Show, Paintings)

Studio Ten and a Half, Hull (Group Show)

1985 Royal Acadamy Summer Exhibition ( Paintings)
1986 Royal Acadamy Summer Exhibition ( Paintings)
1989 University of York ( One Man Show)
1990 The Laing Collection Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
1998 The Dial Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland, (One Man Show)
2005 Warwick Leadley Gallery, London (Limited Edition Prints)
2006 Warwick Leadley Gallery, London (Limited Edition Prints)
2011 New School House Gallery, York (One Man Show)
2012 District Hospital, York (One Man Show)
2013 Theatre Royal, York (One Man Show)
2019 The New School House Gallery.  ‘Brumby and Bell’.


Works have been purchased by the Bowes Museum, by Sheffield, Durham and Humberside Education authorities and are in private collections in America, Canada and Europe.  Featured in 1973 in a Canadian Broadcasting Service Television Film and in 1974 in a Yorkshire Television Film ‘My World’.  Also profiled with Austin Wright (sculptor) in a Tyne Tees television Arts Programme ‘Northern View’.

Commisions since 1964


Tattersalls’ Advertising Agency, Harrogate (Abstract Relief, 13’x3′)

Church of the Holy Family, Pontefract (relief reredosm 12’x11′; high relief Family group, 5’x3′; relief frieze, 300’x1’6″) Church Grade II listed in August 2008


Youngman’s Resteraunt, Leeds (abstract structural relief, 60’x15′; sculptural screen 11’x6′; relief frieze 56’x18′)

Bishop Cowgill Memorial Home for Children, Leeds (Mother and Child group; St Joseph Figure; St Mary Figure – all approx 3′)


Marela Ltd, London (abstract relief 8’x6′)

University Chaplaincy, Hull (Crucifixion relief, 8’x6′)


Outstanding Resteraunts, Doncaster (4 x relief panels, resin and fibreglass 6×3′)

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool (Mother and Child sculpture, 9×6′)


St Augustines Church, Manchester (Church Grade II listed in November 2007) – Extended commission including:

Reredos: Christ in Majest (ceramic 36’x28′)

Panel: The Conversation (Resin and fibreglass exterior panel with bronze finish, diameter 8′)

Panels: Holy Family Group (ceramic), John the Baptist (ceramic), Blitz (collage of blitzed materials salvaged from the original bombed church in World War II)

Designing of alter and making of ‘Last Supper’ medallion centre piece; font with aluminium lid and ceramic plaque; tabernacle with sculpted doors in aluminium; holy oils safe with decorative doors; sanctuary lamp; lecterns and credence tables; high mass candlesticks. Acolite candlesticks and Pascal candle holder. The Sedelia and matching stools; processional cross and monstrance, a crucifix; holy water stoops, a ‘Mother and Child’ plaque.

This project took two years to complete.

1968 St Michaels Church, Wolverhampton ( Similar to the above commision)
1968 Christ College, Liverpool (Family group, ceramic relief, 8×6′)

Endsleigh College, Hull (Family group, ceramic relief, 8×6′)

St Ambrose School, Stockport (Family group, ceramic relief, 4×4′)


St Thomas’s School, Manchester (Wall relief, ceramic, 12×9′)

The Hollies Retirement Home, Leeds (4000 relieve tiles, each 14×6″ random repeat)

1971 Wolfreton School, Hull (sculpture group, 6x10x3′; pair of relief windows with coloured glass)
1972 Christopher Grange Centre for Adult Blind, Liverpool (abstract relief designed to be touched and felt as well as seen 20×10′)

St Josephs Church, Stokesley (Consultant designer for the restoration of church gutted by fire; supplied sculpture and other pieces)

St Peters School, Prestwhich ( Ceramic Panel, 4×3′)

1977 New District Hospital, York (Painted Panel, 8×4′)
1982 Donaldson’s, Leeds (Ceramic Panel 8×4′)
1983 Hazelwood Castle, Leeds (St Margaret Clitherow Sculpture, Life size)
1987 St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough (Painted reredoes, 24×11′; sculpted cross and large candle holders)
1993 The Hospitaller Order of St John of God, Scorton, North Yorkshire (reredos for chapel, 5×6′)
1998 Dr Urzula Dudek (Painted portrait, Tempera, 30×43″)
2003 Mr Peter Pace (Painted portrait, tempera, 30×43″)
2008 Dr Allen Warren (Painted portrait, tempera, 30×30″)
2009 Prof Tony Robards OBE ( painted portrait, tempera (30×43″)
2009 Dr Rukmai Abeysekera (painted portrait, tempera, 43×30″
2010 Pocklington School, Head Boy and Girl (joint portrait, tempera, 50×30″)