My work has always been about form. I think of it as wearable sculpture. I have always loved natural objects such as shells, seedpods and marine invertebrates. Over the years they have become embedded in my imagination, where they are abstracted into simple, timeless forms such as spirals and helices.
Anticlastic raising produces forms which are curvaceous, seductive, elegant and strong. (It doesn’t do straight lines or flat surfaces!) They are also light and deceptively easy to wear. Work is formed over metal or plastic formers with mallets or hammers. Many pieces are hammer-forged before forming to introduce texture and vary the thickness of the metal sheet. It is a technically demanding process which demands years of practice.