When I initially started enamelling I was entranced by the huge range of colours from which to choose my extensive palette and the exciting potential that they offered for my semi-figurative work and my ‘story-telling’ cloisonné designs.

Enamel has always played an important part in my work. It has no substitute: it is entirely unique in its application, its range, and its quality of finish. However, though still enjoying the possibilities inherent in enamel colours, the focus of my work has altered over the last few years and with that change my colour palette has now diminished.

Currently my work is almost monochrome. Frequently I will now use just one colour, often a pale delicate grey that I consider emphasises and enriches the form of the piece and also provides subtle colour differences from the silver metal that most of my work is based on.


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