I never know what to say when someone asks me to talk about myself, but here goes...
I started sculpting properly in June 2008 after a few attempts over the previous year and I found it very enjoyable. I started this enterprise at the beginning of this year (2009), mainly as I was made redundant in September 2008 and after applying for what seems like thousands of jobs (including a job as a sculptor for Games Workshop) I was starting to get very down.
Needless to say GW didn't offer me a job, despite getting me to travel all the way to Nottingham for what they described as an 'interview' (I'd call it more of a face to face critique of my work). One thing that I did take away from that meeting was that the Head of GWs Design Studio described my work as competent and well up to the standard of many of the smaller companies... and that he was sure any number of them would want me to work for them. That got me thinking - why should I work for someone else when I could do it myself?
Of course, working freelance for some of the smaller companies is also an option; I have had commissions from various small miniatures producing enterprises.
So here I am now - I have a fledgling business, a fiance, baby on the way, two cats and a mortgage... So if you can find it in your hearts to buy something from my site I'd really appreciate it (even if it is just a pity purchase! I'm not proud!).
Stuart McCormick, April 2009