Bornwell started sculpting in 1993. His first sculptures where sold at Chapungu Art Gallery in Harare. In 1997 he worked at Tengenenge. Then he went to Chapungu Art Gallery in Harare. Finally settling back at Tengenenge in 1999.
He was awarded at the art competition organized by Korean Embassy in 2005.
Bornwell's wife is Missa Kagore, and they are blessed with a daughter.