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Mel Heald

I was born in South Yorkshire on the edge of the Dark Peak National Park and
grew in wide open spaces of Brontean proportions. I went on to read Economics
at the University and also took a Music degree in London.

I spent a dozen or so years playing and teaching classical guitar and other areas
of music. During this time I also taught myself the art of fine cabinet making and
abandoned music to earn my living at this (then) lucrative trade. I became
interested in the sculptural aspect of furniture, including carving and other applied
decoration. This was so facinating to me that I concentrated more and more on it
and eventually moved on to other materials.

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