I am drawn to textures and irregular patterns in natural forms from my local beaches. I’m inspired by the lines, movement and irregularity which is present in my research. Sporadic placements on barnacles, the tide retreating from the beach leaving clusters of seaweed clinging to the rocks, markings in the rocks, the natural placement of clusters of stones. I love collecting objects from the beach and studying them, isolating an element from the object and adding it to the objects I make. I use the technique of chasing and repousse to transfer my drawings onto the silver, and scoring and folding to fabricate the shape. Many of the boxes I make can fit in the palm of your hand, and the appeal for me is to achieve that compelling feeling that you must pick this object up and connect with the piece. These pieces are made to hold, to use and to look at from many angles as the design has been considered for both exterior and interior of the boxes. Once opened they can reveal a sentiment of discovering treasure. My jewellery is an abstraction of her larger work, isolating and developing elements from the boxes into a wearable object.
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