For as long as I can remember I have loved to paint, draw and make things. Over the years I have also developed a fascination
with jewellery, particularly with unusual and individual pieces. I suppose then it was natural that I should combine these
interests and start to make my own jewellery. Discovering Precious Metal Clay gave my hobby the push to develop into something
more. The techniques used to shape the clay allow me to draw on past skills in pottery and polymer clay and to form the organic
shapes I love. Once fired the fine silver design can be combined with enamels, beads, stones, traditional metal working techniques….the
possibilities are endless.
I spent a lot of time sourcing exactly the right components for each project. Then, whilst attending a course in silversmithing,
I met a lampworked bead maker. I was fascinated that I could make my own beads. I attended a course and once I had
had a go and saw the huge range of colours available I was hooked! Now I am able to make all the elements of a piece
My work now mostly centres around the combination of glass and precious metal clays and the myriad
opportunities that this offers.