Well, this is my first post, but I can't spend too long agonising over it as I really have to get on with making bags. For now I'll just put up a few pics of recent bags and come back when I've found my way round a bit.
A furniture and accessories designer, I completed a degree in Furniture Design at Middlesex University, North London and later a Masters Degree in Design and went on to work for a time in Milan, then for an internationally renowned furniture and accessories manufacturer and retailer in London. But I got fed up of London and in 2004 moved home to Pembrokeshire.
I work mainly in leather, initially because I wanted to do something with the large scraps left over from my furniture design, but also because I love working with leather, the smell, the way the texture alters throughout the hide, thick and tough in some places, soft, supple and stretchy in others, complete with holes, scratches and scars – a testament to the natural origin of the product. Inspired by the natural qualities of leather hide I use this as the basis for my work, using the texture and markings to dictate the form the end product will take. I make simple and functional pieces that are skilfully designed and made with great attention to detail, lots of love and care.