The Silverstruck exhibition celebrates the current strength of contemporary silversmithing in the UK, reflecting new directions realised by traditional and cutting-edge techniques.

The first part of the exhibition comprises of examples from the National Museum of Wales collection of contemporary silver, together with further pieces from the collection of P & O Makower, which have been lent to the Museum on long term loan.

The ‘Con brio’ piece that was a commission for the P & O Makower Trust will feature in the first part of the exhibition. Dr Elizabeth Goring, the curator of Silverstruck, also includes a second piece of my work. The ‘Awakening I’ piece features in the second part of the exhibition, which consists of new and exciting work by 20 established and emerging UK makers.

As a silversmith, I have a desire to celebrate the process of designing and making. The ‘Awakening I’ piece has opened up a new direction in my creative work and I am looking forward to developing new designs in silver with alternate materials like wood, which for me adds a complimentary dimension to silver.

The first showing at

Ruthin Craft Centre, The Centre for the Applied Arts will be from 12 February until 27 March 2011.

Silverstruck will then move to the National Museum Wales in Cardiff 12 April until 24 July 2011