Why am I a Jeweller and Enameller?
I am endlessly fascinated about how things work, their construction, and the puzzle of how they fit together. From an early age I made things and took others apart, trying a myriad of different techniques and materials before finally discovering working with metal. The reason that jewellery is so unique to me is that there are an endless numbers of skills to learn which makes it forever challenging and interesting. It appeals to my analytical and enquiring mind; a particular benefit when designing and making commissions for my clients as each piece of work requires an inventive and original approach.
On the journey to learn more skills, the one that has had the greatest impact on my life and my work is vitreous enamel. It is such a versatile material which allows me to create highly individual and intricate designs.
I also teach short courses at West Dean College, The Goldsmiths Centre and from my workshop. It’s always a pleasure to be able to pass my skills on to other people. Happy life!