From as early as I can remember I have always loved drawing. My most memorable childhood presents, for birthday or Christmas, were crayons or paint sets. My favourite lessons at school were those I could draw in: geography, physics, history and, of course, art. When I started studying at Bournville School of Art I was in heaven. ALL the lessons were in art. We were exposed to all aspects of art: life drawing, painting, ceramics, print, photography, sculpture, textiles, still life, jewellery, 3D and the history of art and design. My working life has been in graphic design, commercial print and advertising - well food needs to be put on the table. Today, I have returned to my roots and create unique works of art that I choose to present as handmade jewellery.