Max was raised and educated in Glasgow. In 1981 he moved to Italy, to study furniture, sculpture, and design, eventually setting up his own studio in Tuscany. In the late 1980s he travelled and worked in the USA, returning to Scotland to establish his present workshop and Gallery in rural North East Fife.
Max is a leading exponent of “technorganic” design. His unique work combines forms seen in nature with contemporary sculptural elements.