From Lute Player to Lute Maker...
My own background comes from working in my teens as a draftsman, designing and creating crude musical objects since my childhood. Starting off as a drummer and guitarist, I was transfixed by the sound of classical guitar which led to the lute many years ago.
As a player of the lute, theorbo and baroque guitar, I have been afforded playing opportunities with many excellent musicians and ensembles. Several years ago, in a rush of creative energy and dearth of immediate gigs, I made myself a crude medieval instrument, which led to another instrument, which led to another… I seemed to have a nascent aptitude for it but more significantly, I had been bitten by the bug.