Sustainability Policy
I am committed to making work which is ethical and sustainable. This means that I use reclaimed materials, which I salvage from beaches, in the street, from household and industrial waste. Where possible, I only use recycled silver, Eco Silver, or recycled in the studio. As more eco options in metals become available, I am switching to these. I minimise waste, reusing as much as I possibly can and recycling what I am not able to re-use. I am working towards removing or minimising processes and materials which have a negative environmental impact. I no longer purchase new precious and semi-precious stones and beads when I have no evidence of ethical provenance and reuse and recycle stones and beads wherever possible. I also use eco friendly and recycled packaging and  display materials. 

Development
Artists and designer/makers are increasingly adopting sustainable approaches to their work. There are some excellent resources available. These include the Artists'Environmental Resource from Fife Contemporary Arts, Ethical Making from the Scottish Goldsmiths' Trust and the Green Crafts Initiative from Creative Carbon Scotland with Crafts Scotland, of which I am a member.

Closing the Loop
I am part of the Closing the Loop Research group with Applied Arts Scotland and working towards a touring exhibition and educational opportunities with this group in 2022. Look out for more information about this in my blog and social media posts!