This isn’t a hobby. This is what I do and what I'm passionate about. I think that traditional crafts - like creating jewellery - can actually become art when they applied to the highest standards. And that's what I aim to do. It's a combination of technique - which comes from experience - and creativity, which comes from who knows where?
I think it's also about where you take your inspiration from too. I don't stick rigidly to one style or movement. I might get that 'light bulb-over-the-head' moment when I'm walking in the woods near my home, spotting something new and interesting… a different texture. Or I could be admiring an absolute classic piece in the V&A and think 'what would my version of that look like?'
It’s not all po-faced theory either. I want my jewellery to be enjoyed and worn with a smile. Because every piece is handmade, each one of my pieces will be slightly different. But then, we're all different too.