After graduating with first class honours in metal work I have been focusing on hand spun enamelled functional and decorative homeware. My style is influenced by mid-century modern colour palettes and I take decorative inspiration from textile pattern as well as the colour and shapes of landscape and nature.
I enjoy the making process as much as the outcome of the final object - the almost ceremonial cleansing of a bowl immaculately before enamel can be applied, then carefully sifting on colour, and finally short bursts of high firing at which point the outcome of a finished piece cannot be predicted.
My signature pieces are small vessels high fired with rich colours, applied sporadically or enrobed in colour. Some work also embraces the narrative of figure - posture, gesture, and facial expression and I am currently working on a new collection which will be available soon. The ability to manipulate surface enamel finish through different firing times and temperatures creates a never ending playground of opportunities to discover and this is what drives me on to experiment in my studio in Yorkshire.
I was fortunate to receive a Goldsmiths Bursary towards my final degree project and this has allowed me to expand into different areas. The collection I created for this project represented a departure from enamels requiring me to draw on old bodies of knowledge gained from studying for an architecture and engineering degree; new work incorporates wood and silver in an abstract vessel series resulting in a series of pieces I plan to develop.
I am thrilled to have been accepted onto a two year starter studio silversmith programme run by Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield. Please feel free to drop by and say hello - you can find me in Studio 10!