Neil was originally trained and worked as an architect for 13 years before seeing that Automata was a far more interesting line of work. 2012 will the twentieth year he has been creating models and it still excites him every time a new piece of work is finished. He became a member of the British Toymakers Guild in 1993. Since that time, Neil has engaged a number of craft shops and galleries who have sold his work on a regular basis throughout the UK.
As Neil’s work has become more renowned, he receives many letters from abroad enquiring about his pieces. Many items have been sold in a number of galleries from Paris to Japan and Australia to America!