Michael graduated from Warwick University and after ten years at Christie's, joined Woolley and Wallis in 2003. Michael has organised specialist sales of British Decorative Arts, Studio Pottery, Arts and Crafts, 20th Century lustrewares, the Arts of the Aesthetic Movement, Dan Dare, and Guinness Advertising Wares. In 2005, Michael organised the first specialist auction of The Martin Brothers Potters. Michael is a member of the Decorative Arts Society. He has had numerous articles and reviews published and was the author of Arts and Crafts Style.