After raising my two fantastic children I decided to go back to college to do my A-Levels in photography, where I caught the bug to learn and then learn some more.
I love macro photography and the fascinating close-up images you achieve and I wanted to recreate what I could see through a camera lens into an everlasting form. Capturing the characteristics of leaves, flowers, tree bark using metal.
I decided to go to university to study Silversmithing & Jewellery and after lots of hard work and dedication I graduated with a Batchelor of Arts with Honours.
The Cornish countryside and beach walks have always inspired my work as I find myself looking closely at the beautiful shapes and fascinating textures. I put this into my designs using copper, brass, silver and pewter - creating them using traditional techniques. I love working in copper because of the natural colours created and also the connection to Cornwall's copper heritage.
Six years on and a friend asked me to make some wire flowers and a tiara for her daughter’s wedding day - I was instantly hooked. Since I had experienced elements of copper and other metals I have become inspired by more dainty projects and creating tiaras for special days has evolved from that.
This incorporates my love of photography, nature, designing and creating and also brings something special and unique to a bride’s special day inspired by the beautiful Cornish coast and countryside.