Shaping silver wire into the outline of a cat was my first attempt at the Cloisonne enamel technique, soon realising that wherever you place a cat in your home, you have a pretty picture.
A real acrobat in the air! With their distinct scarlet bill and feet, they can often be watched performing above Deer Park, my favourite piece of land overlooking the notorious Jack Sound that separates Skomer from the mainland.
'Er liebt mich, er liebt mich nicht...' - a cruel pass-time from my childhood in Germany, one by one pulling off the petals from this lovely little flower, to find out if the one you love loves you back!
To fire coloured fragments of glass over underlaying silver and gold leaf is the perfect way to recreate the magical iridescence of these stunning little creatures.
Voluntary work with a local wildlife trust took me on my first visit to Skomer Island in 2000. This is where I fell in love with this beautiful and nobel gull. The kittiwake is strictly marine and only touches land for breeding.
This colourful little bird (monochrome in the winter months!) is everyone's favourite. But the season is short, they arrive in mid March and are gone by the end of July. My new design for 2013, at long last...!
This friendly seal escorted us on an epic kayak trip 'round Skokholm. The water reflected the sky in shades of blue, turquoise and lilac. Thank you, Adrian, for capturing this handsome model.
The Pembrokeshire coastline is beautiful and dramatic. I love working with these subtle shades of enamel and the use of silver leaf to make the sea sparkle!
Away from the coast, I sometimes visit my sister in the Preseli Hills, where she lives with a cat and neighbouring sheep. These are some of my first designs and still very popular!
These little jewels are fired over silver leaf, with a hint of opalescent enamel. When they cool down they reveal the shimmering magic of the real thing.