I interviewed blind sculptor Cliff Vawda for the December 2007 edition of Staffordshire County Magazine.
Among many other works of art, Cliff, who lost his sight at the age of 18, had created a charming ceramic nativity scene which was on display in Lichfield Cathedral.
He was an interesting and inspiring man and I was sorry to learn that he sadly died last year.
Very often people start out with a negative attitude when faced with a situation. They’ll say ‘it can’t be done’ but the principle I have always adopted is never to say something can’t be done. Maybe you’ll find out later that it isn’t possible, but you should never start out by saying so.