From a very young age I've always loved art and wanted to be an artist. When I left school I saw myself as a landscape artist, but I knew if I wanted to fulfil a career in art I needed to expand on my skills, I couldn't even draw a face!
I enrolled in an Interior Design course at Dundee college which was fantastic, I learned the importance of precision, technical drawing and presenting my work neatly.
The year after I did a Portfolio Preparation course where I learned about portraiture, paint mixing, laser printing Photoshop and much more.
Finally I was ready to apply for one of the best art colleges in Scotland,feeling confident in my abilities.
My first year was a general course where I was able to explore different areas of art and design to help choose what I wanted to specialise in. Towards the end of year I realised my strength was creating 3D wearable objects after I created two wearable art pieces from unusual materials. One being from old books and the other cable ties...but they turned out to both be statement pieces yet elegant.
I never would have thought I would be doing a degree in Jewellery Design but I fell in love with the the concept of the course. It is a course that gives you no boundaries.
Our lectures teach us the skills we need to learn and it is our job to decide what we what to do with them. For example, combining various materials together such as resin, wood and metal. One of my first designs consisted of leather and copper with an ' industrial' theme.