My recent collection is depicting nature’s beauty, and the magnificence that is all around us. My making process starts with a walk, whether it be along the coast or overcoming obstacles in the woods, focussing particularly on my home town of North Berwick. I collect anything I find of interest, from fallen leaves, pine cones, or an unusual fragment of shell, as well as photographs. Using these as inspiration, I look at the patterns, lines and textures I have found and translate them into metal using ‘chasing and repousse’. This technique lends itself beautifully to reimagining these forms in my silversmithing, as it allows me to create many varied organic lines and forms, thus bringing the outdoors in.