Graduating with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery from Truro College, I went on to graduate from the prestigious Bishopsland Educational Trust. During which time I honed my skills and was taught by several of the top silversmiths in the UK.
Subsequently I was extremely fortunate to receive a bursary from the York Foundation for Conservation and Craftsmanship to increase my skills further by learning the art of blacksmithing.
I am inspired by the beauty of the rugged Cornish landscape and coastline as well as the natural beauty of plants and the incredible photography of Karl Blossfeldt.
Being passionate about my craft and traditional techniques, I am also inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement. Vikings and the mediaeval and Tudor periods are also keen interests.
All my work which involves precious metals is sent to the London Assay Office for full hallmarking.
I can be found at mediaeval fayres, festivals, shows, living history and heritage events, re-enactments and country fairs with my forge and tools. Expect to see me either providing my ever popular chainmail making and ring making workshops, or giving demonstrations and talks on metalsmithing through the ages.
I am always happy to discuss bringing these workshops or demos to your chosen event or location be it at a castle, school, fete, fair or mystery location...