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 Pods&Plunder

Inspired by the world around me I make silver and copper into mini bits of sculpture to wear

When I'm not at work, I spend as much time as possible sitting at my table drawing, designing and making jewellery using silver and copper . II have always been driven by the Arts. I completed a degree in Fine Art in the eighties and have spent many happy years teaching Art and Design.
I have always been fascinated by jewellery and one fine day, a long time ago, I decided to take the plunge and learn how to make something for myself. After completing a couple of short courses in silversmithing and armed with as many books as possible, I began my journey into the world of bending, melting and creating with silver and copper. I started using copper to practice my skills but after being constantly thrilled by the results of heating copper ,with unpredictable shades of red,orange and purple appearing, I couldn't stop using it. I think it makes a great contrast with silver. I continue to learn and improve my skills and look forward to how my work might develop.
My inspiration lies in shapes within nature. I love gardening and often photograph and draw flowers and seed pods. I get ideas from these. I also can't resist picking up worn glass from the magnificent beaches around West Wales and incorporate bits into some pieces, wondering where it has come from and hoping that its journey will continue.
Currently my 'studio ' is the end of the kitchen table, where I keep all my tools, materials, inspiration. I always look forward to sitting down there with a few hours ahead of me.
Creating something by hand gives it an individuality, full of the love and the joy of the maker, making it shine out from mass produced goods. Handmade crafts have that beauty of slight imperfection, which, in my opinion, makes it all the more beautiful.