I am a silversmith with a particular interest in hammer techniques and a passion for hot forging. The production of flatware and hollowware using traditional materials and techniques is the foundation of my practice and is the source of much of my creative thinking. In making objects for the table I am inspired by the conviviality of the shared meal.
Launching from the platform are the many and varied areas of my craft and design work. I am driven to make the spirit of the handmade object more broadly accessible through the foundation concept of ‘the best of craft and industry’, and to enrich people’s lives through beautiful, functional objects.
The multiple levels and layers that I operate on in the creation of objects demonstrates dynamic role of the contemporary craftsperson and designer. Each of my projects can fall into one or many of the following categories: unique hand crafted objects, commissions, exhibition work, collaborative projects and designs for production.