I am a graduate metalsmith, hand raising vessels from sheet Pewter inspired by nature and natural forms.My current work explores the surface pattern and ergonomic feel of the simple beach pebble. I used various colouration techniques, such as; patination, sand blasting and gilding to create contrast between the mottled grey exterior and hidden luminous interior of a vessel. I aim to make pieces that I can be proud of, using the surrounding countryside and beaches that I love for much of my inspiration and continuing to push myself and to develop as a professional artist.
My work ranges from small hand sized pebble shaped pieces to large statement pieces to be used as decorative examples of an age old trade.
EXHIBITIONS TO DATE:
New Designers 2014, London (awarded exhibitors choice week 1, 2014) : Pewter Live 2014, Pewterers Hall, London (winner first prize, decorative arts category)
Graduation Show at Cockington Court, Devon : New Designers 2013, London : End of year Summer Exhibition 2013 at South Devon College, Devon.
Bovey Tracey Contemporary craft fair 2013, Bovey Tracey, Devon : Pewter Live 2013, Pewterers Hall, London (winner first prize, Decorative Arts category)