Harry was born in the Black Forest area of Germany where he completed a joinery and cabinet making apprenticeship. Harry arrived in Tasmania in 1982 settling in Deloraine and turned to making chopping boards for the Gallery. He has been making boxes and trays for the past 15 years. While not having any particular favourite in timbers he insists on the most beautiful of any one species. Harry is guided in his work by what he is making on any particular day sometimes perhaps even the lid of a box may dictate what timber he uses.