Brian studied at the Central School of Art and Crafts, Holbon, London. A preapprenticeship course in silversmithing and diamond mounting, in 1963 he then spent 3 years working in a jewellery workshop as an apprentice.
In 1968 he gained a distinction at Shoreditch College for teacher training specialising in Advanced Craft Education. He has since taught art metalwork in a large Surrey comprehensive school, but has been primarily self employed for 40 years in his own workshop in Frimley making and restoring jewellery, of all sorts.
Brian teaches on the Evening Classes