"My first degree was in Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University and I loved everything about being there including my beautiful friends, the vibrant city and the many scrapes, japes and larks that we had! I also fell in love with the world of engines and was particularly in thrall to the jet engines that we studied which sometime later became the inspiration for my Noir mills, shaped like one of Concorde’s Olympus engines but with a slightly different ‘compressor’ technology…"