I have been involved in Fine Art & Antiques since childhood, growing up in surrounded by antiques and the thrill of the chase in finding the next great find. My late mum was an avid collector with a fantastic eye who’s passion was infectious! I began collecting from around the age of 6 years old with an early interest in silver, this then changed to German toys and then around the age of 11 years old I discovered my true passion for ceramics, particularly Art Deco. Over the years my tastes have grown to include all areas of 20th Century design with a particular obsession for Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern. Having had a brief fling with the world of dealing I realised that my natural habitat was actually the auction rooms and after a brief apprenticeship at a saleroom in Birmingham I established Fieldings Auctioneers in 2001 with my business partner Nick Davies. Over the last 20 years my careers has expanded to include writing for a large number of magazines, writing a number of books on 20th Century design and also appear on a number of TV programmes including Going for a Song, Flog it, 20th Century Roadshow and of course the Antiques Roadshow which I have been fortunate enough to be involved with for over 11 years now.