I am very excited to be heading back to uni - I will be spending a week at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies at Northampton University in June. Part funded by the Leathersellers' Company, the course will be a hands exploration in a tannery about how different types of leather are produced. I am sure my chemistry degree will be very useful!
It has been a busy week since I returned to the studio from New York - making special orders. LOOT was simply a phenomenal show, where visitors were curious, adventurous and enormous fun to meet.
I've adopted the theme 'Night & Day' (or 'Day & Night'!) for presenting my work at Loot. I have selected key designs to be made in natural tone leather, and setting the black and natural leather pieces against each other lends a great dynamic to my display.
It was wonderful to return to Amsterdam (one of my favourite cities) and Sieraad this year. I loved the very different Dutch and continental audience and of course catching up with my stockists and connecting with new ones too.