Ideas for my most recent ranges of jewellery have been inspired by my love of animals. I develop an understanding of their shape and form through drawing and photography and create designs that capture their character. I have produced a wonderful collection of quirky creatures to wear handcrafted in silver and non-precious metals. Using these designs, I also make a series of clocks from a mixture of copper and brass. Each one is individually created using acid etching and heat colouring techniques, which produce unique clocks with brightly coloured red and yellow surfaces or decorative contrasting patterns.