Rob has been a manufacturing jewellery for the past 52 years. Learning the trade here in Taranaki from a master jeweller who has worked for Catier in London was a good starting point for his career as a manufacturing jeweller. After a few years in the trade Rob moved to Perth to work along international jewellers. After an educational visit to teach jewellers in Indonesia Rob returned to Oakura to set up his own business in 1979. Since then Rob has engaged in many local art exhibitions and his work is well recognized within New Zealand and overseas. His love for the ocean and surfing is reflected in his designs.