An award winner for design and collectability in pewter, Gill previously made silver jewellery and had four pieces hired by BBC drama ‘New Tricks’ and worn by actress Anna Calder-Marshall.
Gill’s work is hugely influenced by the sea making abstract conceptual forms in pewter and copper – two very opposing materials to work with. She enjoys interpreting the rough and smooth textures of rock pools, riverbeds and the movement of water achieved by using pewter in its molten state that’s poured and formed quickly within a mould then worked extensively once cool to achieve its final appearance.
Pewter, silver or copper sheet is used for more sculptural work which is achieved using traditional silversmithing tools such as synclastic and anticlastictic techniques as well as the relatively new technique known as fold-forming. Gill hopes her work represents the sense of a captured movement of a flowing form.
Gill’s stamp for precious metals is held at the London Assay Office for hallmarking. She is also a member of The Association of Pewter Craftsmen
It may be worth mentioning that Gill is fully recovered from 22years of M.E. and will be entering her third year of wellness in March 2018.