This weeks feature is Lucille Atkins!
1. Who are you and what do you do? I am a jewellery maker with a commitment to sustainable practice.
2. How do you choose your materials? I try where possible to use found and recycled materials such as anodised aluminium saucepan lids, sea glass, beach detritus and recycled silver.
3. What is your creative process like? My creative process usually involves many beach walks, drawings, internet searching and wandering. I take a long time to make a decision about what to make and often come back to ideas at a later stage. Talking to other makers is also important. It's important to have project deadlines or else I could be overwhelmed by ideas.
4. What's the best piece of advice that you've been given? The best piece of advice I have had is to pick one of my ideas and follow through to completion. I also try to think/produce in series rather than one offs...good advice from my university lecturer.
5. What couldn't you live without? I can't live without my tools; particularly my 1890s jewellery saw, my flush cutters and my needle point tweezers. I never lend these tools to anybody!
You can find Lucille's products at the NRCG shop.