I am influenced by the environment - the atmosphere that surrounds me and I use natural elements from an eclectic collection gathered over the years. I weave these in with silver, a wonderfully malleable metal which is the core of my work. I learned my craft in Mexico with silversmiths from Taxco, a town which is built on silver mines and where silver is consequently the main source of income. This has been supplemented by following courses at the John Cass College in London to learn new techniques plus methods of working I have inherited while living in different countries. Designing costumes and accessories for the theatre, film and opera has undoubtedly influenced my work and I find each new project is a learning curve. My pleasure is in creating bespoke pieces and sharing this pleasure when I see them worn and appreciated - this is when they come alive. I have exhibited here in the UK, Mexico, France, Spain and Kathmandu and have pieces held in private collections internationally.