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.
Tim then spent several years researching 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 natural 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 continuing research and the running of outdoor workshops. Tim teaches sculpture 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.