Gallery of work
Automata + Metalwork
The automata are made in silver, copper and brass with various other bits added, depending on design.
I treat the metal with patination and oxidisation techniques to achieve turquoises, rich browns, reds and blacks. I also use leaf metal applications and varnishes to seal and add lustre. Touches of recycled aluminium add highlights of bright colour .
Working parts are copper, brass or wood. All finishes are interchangeable. Most automata can be made with either a metal or wooden base.
All jewellery is made in silver and has a soft and subtle finish. Some items are oxidised to add a dark contrasting colour.