This work expresses the innate colours of the material. It is the product of recycling, often including found objects, with the recent addition of pure enamel colours as a contrast to the metal patinas. Jewellery pieces are either one of a kind, or part of a limited series.
My practice involves close up working with hot metal on a small scale, using traditional and experimental thermal processes taken from welding, casting and jewellery processes. Early in my career during my initial experimentations, I became interested phase change, crystallisation in solidifying metals and their comparison with geological processes in turn effecting human material cultures through technology. I was keen to subvert the notion of ‘precious’ in metals and stone, and create a set of highly wrought materials from ordinary discarded metals and use these to contrast with the traditional ‘precious’ materials of decorative art.