I trained as a silversmith in Sheffield and have been running my own business since 1985 designing and making contemporary jewellery and silverware, often to commission. I employ traditional techniques such as hand raising, chasing and repousse.
I have always had an interest in myths, legends, saints, gods and goddesses and have recently been exploring this in my ‘icon’ style, illustrative silver pictures, using fine silver and 24ct gold foil. The pictures are chased and the gold foil is attached using the Keum Boo method.
From 2004 – 2020 I successfully ran my own jewellery school which was very rewarding, teaching means that you are also learning new things all the time. I have now moved to a new, much smaller workshop where I am able to concentrate on my own work alongside my commissions.