From my Bristol studio at the bottom of the garden, I sculpt insects, birds and mammals from found materials. As a child, I was fascinated by natural history and would spend my time finding, identifying and categorising the creatures of Kent. My passion for the natural world was equalled by my love of art. It was a natural progression for me to study scientific illustration however feeling the need for a more creatively challenging course, I moved to Central St Martin’s. It was during my time there that I started working with found materials forming the sculptural method that characterises my work today. In found items I see the forms of the natural world; silverware, shoe-trees and teapots are married together to describe an animal’s appearance and character, making creatures both life-like and humorous .