metalsmith & designer
I work with colour and form, using a variety of techniques to achieve these aims, such as raising, press forming, fabrication, etching & patination. I fell in love with patination while at college and have continuously tried new ways of colouring my metal pieces.
I also enjoy raising, a way of developing forms from a flat piece of metal by hammering it over various shaped steel stakes. This is the process by which most of my bowls are made.
Press forming is a way of forming metal in a mould to get repeatable shapes. Most of my boxes are made this way. Lately, I've made more jewellery using this technique.
My forms are either very classic so as to not distract from the colours and textures or are derived from my extended love affair with pebbles and all other sea worn artifacts.
Living by and on the sea here in Cornwall keeps that passion alive.....
If you have any queries about my work or would like to discuss a commission, then please contact me via e-mail or phone 07837348146
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"