Inspiration comes from many places but there are themes that I return to often. I seek out the details of nature, from my own garden and from the rural landscape around me. I gather shapes from leaves and flowers, twigs and feathers, insect wings and fish scales. I gather textures from bark and stones, water and clouds, leaf veins, petal skins and butterfly wings.
I am also inspired by textiles and the stylised patterns of nature, I gathers patterns from old and new fabrics, old ceramics, embossed papers, man made metal, architectural details and elsewhere, I take my own photographs, all of which go into etching or embossing my silver.
Some inspiration comes out of the blue and is very insistent that it is made. Wherever it comes from I always sit down with my sketch book and work through the ideas until they come out as my designs.