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I have always had a passion for colour, texture and metal. I grew up in a house surrounded by all sorts of textiles, and generations of my family worked with metal. A visit to an exhibition to see some of the world’s best enamels in Limoges revealed just how those elements came together in an inspirational fashion . However, my own opportunity to explore and experiment with enamelling had to wait until the end of a fulfilling career in education. With much delight I bought my first kiln and my enamel discovery journey began. Inspired by some wonderful enamelists and an endless curiosity on my part, I have produced a varied range of enamelled bowls, dishes, leaves and jewellery to be found now in various countries.
My current work includes jewellery, on both copper and fine silver: earrings, pendants, brooches and cufflinks. All celebrate colour! I particularly love enamelling small copper bowls and dishes. It provides a larger space to work with, providing an opportunity to combine colours and effects. As I fire some of the enamel designs at the highest temperatures, the results can be stunning and sometimes unexpected. I call the abstract enamel design series my ‘Paintings in a Pot’. I also produce a perennial favourite, enamelled copies of leaves in many colours inspired by autumn. I make earrings, mobiles , brooches and individual leaves for display.
Find me at Future Leap on Gloucester Rd *I post some of my work on my Facebook page and Instagram .Please message me if you are interested in anything you see.
*I have lots of work in the local shop We Make Bristol, Canford Lane, Westbury on Trym
* My new ETSY shop with a selection of bowls
* I can offer appointments for you to view work at your leisure in my studio. It has separate access and lots of windows. Please message if that interests.