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.