I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things.
I started working with wire and semi precious gemstones in 2008, making jewellery & accessories to sell at local craft shows and via my website. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path - metalsmithing. Since Summer 2014 I have been working mainly with sheet copper crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, sculptures and home-ware.
With my husband Dave’s support (he keeps all the machines & tools I use in working order) I run a Creative Coppersmithing and Lapidary business from my home in Stamford, Lincolnshire. I make art jewellery, sculptures, home ware and pictures with copper, both sheet and wire.
While I do refer to metalworking and lapidary tutorials from time to time to learn certain techniques, I adapt these to my individual designs and style. You can see a decorative and functional range of copper creations in my on-line shop, at stockists in Stamford & Peterborough, and at shows & exhibitions I attend.
In his spare time Dave cuts and polishes some of the semi precious gemstones used in my jewellery designs and offers tumble-stones, polished specimen & cabochons for other designers and collectors too. I offer rough rock slices for collectors and lapidaries in our Rough Rock Shop.
I also make unique one-off Wire Sculpture trees and pictures with copper, plated copper & aluminium wire. Dave enjoys making wire trees, with bare iron wire. These go outdoors in the garden to be coloured by nature and end up a lovely rust colour. His trees are available to buy from my on-line shop. We also accept commissions for the bare iron wire trees.