These two collections of Lockets and Sculptures have been things that I have wanted to make since I left College nearly 30 years ago. It has taken me all this time to develop the technical skills, experience and creative confidence necessary to be able to make them.
It took me over 10 years to develop the lockets to a quality that I am happy with. I studied the old pocket watch case makers art from craftsmen who sadly have now passed away, along with all their secrets. The process of making a locket by hand is a long and complex technical process, taking from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to completion. There are no short cuts to create pieces of this quality.
The sculptures are a more fluid, creative process. I am still feeling my way, constantly evolving, with experimentation in form, scale and materials. I am currently working on some new pieces in stainless steel.