I am a forged metal practitioner who focuses on self-expression: I make small scale forged work inspired by and for the local area. In my forging I aim to be as spontaneous as possible while still trying to be as effective as possible, I often do not start off with actual measurements but rather get a piece close to the size I need and make it fit. I find this way of working fulfills my personal philosophy of spontaneity and self-expression. One thing that inspires me about forged metal Is how for a short moment the metal is soft and easily moved which means you have to move fast; then it is solid and will stay in that shape for decades. A lot of my inspiration comes from illustration or fineliner artists. I put my emotions that I am feeling at the time into my forged work and hope that this is seen in what I create.