A fascination with geometric shapes and symmetry has been evident in my work throughout my creative career. In recent years this had focused on angular, sometimes fractal forms and faceted surfaces, but through training opportunities with the CBS and South House Silver Trust in raising, sinking and forging, I have begun to return to softer, curvilinear forms and to investigate the purpose of the handle in both a functional and aesthetic role.
My main practice as a silversmith is centred on my own workshop and studio in Sheffield where I design and create work for exhibition and sale as well as producing pieces to commission. Through lockdown in 2020 I created the Barber Emeritus Goblets for the Worshipful Company of Barbers, and in 2018 I produced the Winner’s Trophy Centre for the St. Leger Stakes horse race at Doncaster.
My design ethos centres on purity of form and a largely minimalist aesthetic, occasionally interrupted by hard woods with distinctive grain structures. However, I am also greatly distracted by the symmetry and repetition of pattern and motifs which some of my larger commission pieces have allowed me to explore.