How “The Edible Museum” Started
As a trained sculptor it was natural to move into creating props for film, television and museums when I graduated from Goldsmiths. But it was a while before I realised I could combine my passion for sculpture with my addiction to chocolate and cake.
I could create artwork that was a feast, not just for the eyes, but also for the taste buds.
From my home in London I started a business and was soon creating showstopper food art for companies such Hamleys and Odeon Cinemas as well as celebrity clients.
The demand for things that were delicious and unique proved a success.
After making some chocolate vertebrae for St Bart’s Pathology museum, I was asked for them again in a cake sculpture for Mick Jagger, then again as a gift for a GP. That was when I realised I could specialize in producing multiples of my high quality food-art. They would be detailed and accurate enough to fool the eye; hand painted artworks that happened to be made of chocolate and available to buy without having to commission me.
Now located in the Essex countryside I have created high quality (and eminently edible) replicas of natural history items such as a T Rex tooth, the endangered Natterjack Toad and an anatomically correct heart. They have been shortlisted for the Great British Food Awards and have been sent to Harvard and UCL – feted for their educational value as well as their delicious taste.