Ben has two distinct styles of work. The first is sculptural; apples and pears created from burred or spalted wood. The second, the whimsical Happy/Sad bottle stoppers draw on his product design background. The sculptural pieces are influenced from living and working in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire - apple and pear country. Since his childhood he has been captivated by the strange beauty revealed by fruit in its decaying stages.