I am lucky enough to have a lovely studio space in my garden in St Ives.  This is where I create all of my work & have lots of sources of inspiration around me.  I use the jewellers workbench which my grandad made for me nearly 30 years ago! He had never even seen a jewellery bench before so worked from the drawings I gave him.  I love the fact that he made it & I still use it nearly everyday.

I have various ‘collections’ of things in my studio from feathers, shells, bits of rusty metal to vintage ceramic cats!  I use lots of sketch books & try to do a daily drawing which often may be the starting point for a new design.  I try to keep my studio fairly tidy as a mess can disrupt my making process but if I am busy things can get a little messy!

It’s nice to have a separate space from home from which to work.  I have always had a studio space, first in the historic Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham after graduating, then in Worcestershire & now in St Ives, Cornwall.

  • Studio Jewellery Bench My workbench with blow torch, tools & wire
  • Studio storage Storage unit with work in progress
  • Draws of components Various drawers full of etched motifs
  • Vintage Kilner Jars Storage of my collections for inspiration in my gran's old Kilner jars