I'm a writer and former cathedral stonemason with a background in archaeology. My latest book, King of Dust, was published in 2019 by Little Toller Books.
Since 1999 I've written about medieval and modern art for magazines and journals including Resurgence, Elementum, Reliquiae, Shima and The Debutante. I regularly publish research on medieval sculpture in academic books and journals (I wrote my PhD on the grotesque in medieval sculpture).
I've won awards for essays (Cardew-Rendle History Prize, 2015) and poetry (Hugh Miller Writing Competition, 2018; Hastings Literature Festival, 2019). Currently I'm working on a book about the coast, absences and impermanence.
I teach and lead the Architecture and Archaeology of Historic Buildings module on the Cathedrals' Workshop Fellowship foundation degree, and am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.