Although working in theatre most of my career I have always had a piece of jewellery on the go. My interest began by wanting to do something with pebbles found whilst beach-combing. I attended a Summer school in jewellery-making and 40 years later am still going strong. I live near Tate Modern in London and when I found I wasn’t very good at retirement, applied to work part-time at Tate. I’ve worked there since the opening in 2000. So plenty of stimulus there! I work in metals, mostly silver. Some of my favourite techniques include photo-etching and enamelling and anything else that adds colour to my work. The pieces I make are one-offs which gives me the opportunity of working alongside a potential customer so that the work becomes personal to them. I also paint a little and enjoy making landscapes in enamel. I have had work exhibited at the V&A, at the Cafe Gallery in Southwark Park, Morley Gallery and at the Zandra Rhodes Fashion and Textile Museum.