I like to think that my work (whether jewellery or large silver pieces) is a sculpture or work of art. I have always been fascinated by form and the specular quality of silver. I find that this can often be enhanced by the use of the vibrant colours of enamel, especially on the inside curves of the pieces. I mostly use transparent enamels which I feel are brought to life by engraving the metal under the enamel.
I was trained in silversmithing and enamelling (the latter under the tutelage of Sarah Letts) at the Sir John Cass College in London. This became my second career having worked previously in medical research. I later came across the technique of anticlastic raising after studying with Hekki Seppa and Michael Good in Maine, USA.