Born in Leeds, England, Michael started his first career teaching High School Art, Woodwork and Metalwork. He has since taught welding, jewelry-making, sculpting, and photography. To support traveling in Europe and Israel Michael worked as a maintenance engineer, sheet metal worker, welder, driller, and steel fixer. Since 1980, Michael has lived in the United States and worked in the software industry while continuing to explore the properties and characteristics of a wide variety of materials and color to produce both functional and non-functional objects. His sense of form and composition is inspired by nature and geology, architecture and industrial space, ethnic, tribal and modern traditions. At this time he is working with copper, bronze, silver, concrete, stones, glass, lava, leather, pigments and patinas, but this could change at any time. Each piece of jewelry is unique.