My inspiration comes from natural and organic forms and designs usually evolve whilst I am walking my dogs in the fields and hedgerows of the Somerset countryside.  My love of textiles also feeds into my work which has a sculptural/3-D feel.   Ideas are never far away - my head is always teaming with them and I can often wake in the night or early morning with a solution to a technical problem or a brilliant design idea, so a pen and paper are always by my bedside.  The creative process is a necessary part of my practice.  I collect specimens, draw and doodle and from an unlikely scribble a new collection of work  will often emerge.  I particularly enjoy the process of hand finishing a piece and seeing it develop into a beautiful piece of jewellery.

I have been designing and making jewellery for 15 years.  I also teach traditional silver jewellery making and metal clay classes from my studio in Somerset Touchmark Studios and I have acquired Level I of the Masters Registry I  Program.