I have been fascinated with insects since childhood and I draw inspiration from beetles. Despite their seemingly endless variations I tend to focus on repeating patterns and I use these in my jewellery work. I was also attracted to enameling as I find it’s repetitive and systematic nature calming. I like to combine traditional powder enamel alongside industrial enamel techniques to transfer my fluid drawing style directly onto the metal. This practice of drawing with enamel means each piece is truly unique.
“Repetition, repetition, repetition. There is no hesitation.” Mark E. Smith
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