The inspirations for my pieces are taken from a diverse range of influences such as comedy, mechanical components, symbols, movement and text. Words and narrative derived from all areas play an essential role in the thought process and construction of my pieces; one word or phrase can spark off a whole range of ideas…more recently my children Eva and Fred have been the source of great inspiration and as a result everything is a little more ‘rose tinted’...
The processes and techniques that I use to produce my work include etching, press-forming, patination, stamping and embossing and a lot of soldering! I work in both precious and non-precious metals and enjoy the diversity the range of materials gives me.
My aim is to produce pieces that can be handled or worn on a daily basis. Each piece has a unique character that is further developed through the personality of the ‘owner’.