Zoe is an award winning Silversmith and Jeweller working with traditional techniques in order to create beautiful, tangible pieces that express her fascination with elemental beauty and natural symmetry. She seeks inspiration particularly from movement within nature; ‘the twisting turmoil of the storm, the curling of the waves or growth patterns within plants,’ and is intent upon translating the undulation of natural energy into her pieces. She enjoys the process of watching relief, shape and form being born and continuously evolving from flat precious metal sheet by means of hammering, chasing, snarling, twisting, coiling, shaping, and fusing. These age old techniques are a key element to both her jewellery and silversmithing pieces, and she finds the journey of spontaneous experimentation and the further choices that arise during the development of a piece extremely invigorating.
Having spent 6 years of her career living and working in Sheffield, Zoe has pieces in several Sheffield collections including The Cutlers’ Hall, Millennium Gallery Museum Sheffield and Sheffield Assay Office. In 2018 Zoe became a QEST Scholar. She was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to go and study Chasing in Shetland under Master Chaser and Silversmith Rod Kelly.