I graduated with a BA(hons) in Contemporary Crafts from University College Falmouth followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Conservation and Restoration of Metal Work at the prestigious West Dean College, Chichester. My love for historical objects has influenced my career as a conservator restorer and metalsmith from working as a freelance contractor at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; more specifically, conserving objects for the Europe Collection 1600-1800 to working in contemporary art foundries within the South West of England, these varied experiences have inspired me to develop a unique style within my own personal metalworking venture. I am currently running my own business as a freelance conservator on a contractual basis working towards my certification through the institute of conservation (ICON).
Recently I have decided to pursue more of a focus on my own making as a contemporary artist, I feel as though I neglected this opportunity as a student, thankfully because I have worked with a variety of materials and techniques such as casting glass, ceramics and metals I am now able to develop some ideas that have always made me ask the question "what if"?
I am currently making on a commission basis. My current inspirations for making has been to develop my clients ideas into physical pieces that can be treasured for a lifetime. This is giving me an alternative foundation to broaden my horizons as a designer maker.