I first started working with porcelain for its purity and beauty, using coloured clays and gold lustre for decoration making mainly earrings. The fragility of the clay pieces – although beautiful and fine – led me to encasing ceramic pieces in a silver setting. I moved on to pendants, as it was with these larger shapes I had more scope to apply themes to pieces. These ideas reached their climax in the ebony, silver enamel and clay wall hanging with attached broaches “Poppy Fields”, 100x50mm.
I have recently begun experimenting with silver clay – a clay with ground silver and binders that can be worked like clay and then fired to produce a silver piece. I find this new development in materials quite exciting and look forward to experimenting once again across various media to produce new, exciting results.