I worked for several years as a commercial product designer but my real love is for local hand made craft. I took up silversmithing as a hobby, then did a BTEC in silver and metal jewellery making. Although my current work is mainly aluminium, I have plans to develop an enamel range this year using silver and copper. Since leaving my job, I have become a mum so it's a little tricky to fit in enough making time but I try to do some most days (during nap times and evenings!).