It’s ready! My modern memento mori ring

I am so excited with the arrival of this thing of beauty into my home and onto my finger! It's been a privilege to work with the talented Isabelle Captain to realise this piece. A reminder to myself to live well - with all that means in it's richest, ripest form, it was inspired by …

Essex Crystals 2020 – a smorgasbord of weirdness

2020 was a year to experiment, to try things out and learn more about engraving on glass, miniature portrait painting in enamels and how I can bring them together with casting glass and gilding into my Essex Crystal Project. I thought it would be fun to see some sketches, samples and nearly finished pieces that …

Keeping it unreal

When I started out with my Essex Crystal Project, a few people, whose opinion I really value, said that I should concentrate on making the figures more convincingly naive. Even though I value what these people think, I found myself absolutely not wanting to make my figures more naive, and it's taken me a while …

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