Why did you choose this craft?
After years of working as a silversmith, I am convinced that it’s the perfect medium for me as I always wanted to be a painter, and silver allows me to create what I call 'paintings in metal'. Working with 3D surfaces never ceases to inspire me and continues to help me develop my artistic style.
Why do you favour the chasing technique?
I was introduced to chasing just six months before the end of my degree. The technician showed me a few basic techniques and tools, and I was blown away. I have been addicted ever since. I love the worked, handmade quality that can be achieved in silver using punches and hammers.
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What would you say is your signature style?
I enjoy experimenting with traditional methods. For example, chasing the piece first and building the form up afterwards with nylon and wooden tools is a new approach which I use to innovate, thus exploring artistic styles which portray the essence of movement and are entirely my own.
Is your craft linked to where you live?
My work is inspired by the natural world around me and particularly the sea, which is very near to where I live. My themes relate to waves, ripples and reflections found in water, layers of sedimentary rock, as well as the textures and patterns found in wood, snowflakes and frost.