'The view from my "new" studio, where I'm working through all the pieces I've collected (hoarded) over the years to see what I can create...'
'A close up of my desk, and the items I've collected over the years... to see what I can create'
'... so called the brooches, 'Hoarder Brooches'. I'm a terrible magpie, I just find materials are always the start of my ideas. So naturally I collect a lot of things... feathers, buttons, beads, trimmings, chains, fabrics, shells, stones, threads, string, general rubbish like corks and teh wire off of a wine and champagne bottles, can pulls... anything that gives me an idea of something I can do with it.'