I am a jeweller working and living in West Wales. My work reflects the landscape I am surrounded by and is expressed through the shapes and textures I create. I work predominantly in silver, I also incorporate copper in to some pieces. I love working with metal and I love to keep the integrity of the material, often using oxidisation and fire stain as parts of the piece. Creating jewellery is far from a delicate process and for me it is important to show this in the work, I like to make hammer marks and scratches part of the piece and avoid highly polished finishes. I also do some ranges which are more conceptual or art jewellery, in which case I have used found materials in pieces or taken silver out into the landscape to work it, using found objects as tools.