Born in Cambridge, Sam grew up surrounded by crafts-people. His father gave him his first set of chisels when he was seven, and he has always made a living with his hands.
It was while working as a guitar teacher in the Georgian city of Bath that he became inspired to study architectural stonemasonry, carving and conservation at the City of Bath college. During which time he was awarded Masonry Student of the Year 2012. Since completing his initial training Sam has set up his own business and worked on a number of prestigious buildings in the south of England, he has won two design competitions for public works to be permanently sited in Bath and received a commendation award at the Bristol Festival of Stone.
To further develop his carving skills and knowledge he has recently completed the first year of the historic carving course at the City & Guilds of London art School. The scholarship will enable Sam to complete his training on this highly regarded course in London where he has relocated with his young family. The training enables him to not only carve in a variety of historic styles but also to design and create new figurative works.