Studied Art and Engineering and received a BA Hons in Industrial Design
(Industrial Designers - sometimes called Product Designers
those who design practically every man-made thing you touch - from your
telephone to the train, plane or car you travel in.
Art and Engineering was therefore a very useful combination. I started my career as a self-employed designer/maker of equipment for rural craftspeople in rural Cumbria and part of this was to help maintain equipment in an old water mill and make new (old looking) equipment for it.
Some years later my making of hand and
water-powered machinery developed into an NGO who designed and trained people in
the making of equipment for sheet-metal work in rural Africa (and other
developing countries). After seven years of world travel and running training
courses I decided that in fact the rural poor of the world had a lot to teach US
(the wealthy white minority) and we, not so much to teach them! -