In 1975, at the age of 16, Gary started a three year apprenticeship with a small woodturning company in Chesham. He then spent 10 years with another woodturning firm turning stair balusters and chair parts. It was at this point that Gary became involved with Stewart Linford of High Wycombe who makes the famous Windsor Chair and exports world-wide. He became self-employed in 1987.
It is since becoming self-employed that Gary has made his mark on the woodturning scene, with success in competitions, articles of his work in various woodworking magazines, and demonstrating for trade companies.
Exhibitions include the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, Wembley,Axminster in Devon as well as woodturning clubs all over Great Britain, Belgium, France, Channel Islands, Ireland, Norway and Utah Symposium in Provo, Salt Lake City. This totals about 65 dates a year. Gary has also demonstrated twice at the AWGB International Seminar at Warwick University.
Gary is also on the Register of the Worshipful Company of Woodturners of London. He is considered one of the fastest and accurate production woodturners in the U.K and is one of only a few whose income comes solely from woodturning.