Born in the heart of the potteries Staffordshire where he still works from his studio. Neil left school at the age of 16 with A Grades in art and gained a two year apprenticeship at the New Victoria theatre as a stage set and props designer, here he discovered a love of sculpture which has never left him.
He had a strong desire to learn from the master sculptors of the past and so before becoming a freelance sculptor he spent seven years studying as a figurative “in house” sculptor for Wedgwood. The curves of the human form are overwhelmingly complex and Neil’s extraordinary talent for capturing the fleeting gestures and mood in his studies have seen him receive commission after commission including many Royal Portraits. Most recently he sculpted the cast of Downton Abbey and has been commissioned by Wedgwood for their Prestige basalt Jasper collections. Royal Worcester and Disney are amongst the many well known companies for whom he has made sculptures. He has also worked closely with Elizabeth Emanuel to bring her elaborate dress designs to life and LOCOG the official board for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Neil is celebrated as one of the most talented artists living and working in Britain today. Each artwork is a labour of love and Neil personally oversees every unique patination working closely with the foundry to produce the best possible finishes. His bronze editions sell out quickly as his work has become very sought after in recent years. He is simply one of a very few rare talents capable of making sculpture to this fine degree, living and working in Britain today. His work is currently on show at the Priory Gallery Broadway Worcestershire, AAF London and some of his Wedgwood prestige commissions are currently on display in Harrods and Las Vegas.