Tim is a practitioner and teacher of applied ecology, ceramics, and sculpture, working with universities and workshops both in the UK and abroad.
As an undergraduate, Tim studied ceramics and ceramic chemistry, where he developed a particular interest in experimental archaeology; he then completed a master’s degree in sculpture.
After many years as a full-time lecturer in ceramics and ceramic chemistry, Tim focussed on research, examining the relationship between ecological systems and the evolution of material culture, for which he was awarded a doctorate. He is well known for his development and teaching of Adapting-in-Action: a sequential approach to construction, based on the inherent qualities of materials and their associated ‘applied actions’.
After leaving full-time lecturing, Dr Tim established his own practice in the North Norfolk countryside, where he manages twelve acres of mixed woodland. This provides him with a perfect working environment with plenty of natural materials for ongoing research, firing ceramics, and running outdoor workshops. Tim teaches sculpture and ceramics in Norwich and is active in the field of experimental archaeology. He is also an Engagement Officer for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, leading regular environmental workshops.