My ‘proper’ job is that of a metalsmith and jeweller. I guess that when God was giving out job titles he gave me one called, “Maker” and left the rest up to me. So when I’m not tapping away on various metals in my lovely workshop in Oswestry or my ‘studio’ at home, I’ll be knitting. Thought you might like to see my latest metalwork pieces.
This is VERY different from my usual jewellery – do have a look at www.sarapiperheap.co.uk and you’ll see what I mean.
I had made one box and three brooches previously, Heather, the ‘curator’ for the WREN gallery in Warrington had seen them on my Flickr account and remembered them. So when she was preparing for their ‘Creatures’ exhibition she asked me to send in some more chickens.
Truth be told, both Florence (my knitted chicken) and this range came about due to the fact that we’d recently become carers for four exbat chickens.