It took a while but I got there in the end. I really loved creating this piece. Its made to go outdoors and is made of green slate. I spent many hours searching for the right piece to fit the brief from the customer. To be honest I spent many hours just staring at it… working it out in my head. I sat by the river just down from the workshop watching the water, that’s where my inspiration came from. My customer was thrilled, and that’s what makes me happy. I get so nervous beforehand, but when I see their faces and I watch their expressions I know I have achieved my goal. My job is to make sure I ask the right questions so I can see the picture they have in their head. It isn’t always the picture they articulate, so in knowing what to ask I can get to see it.