A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a morning with super talented and all round lovely chap Toby Cotterill. He makes exquisite silver jewellery inspired by the natural world. As Toby says, his pieces are wearable sculpture. With the commercial photography I take, I love to work with artists and makers, documenting their processes, their work-spaces, and seeing where their inspirations lie. Toby's studio is a perfect corner to create. It's light and airy, surrounded by delicate treasures found on beaches, tools in old coffee mugs, and quotes and designs pinned to the walls.
It was fascinating to watch him at work, it was almost meditative. Here's a photo story of our morning together. I left feeling incredibly inspired.
And here's a short film showing Toby in his studio talking about his childhood, his inspirations and his processes.
If you'd like to see more of Toby's beautiful work - his website is here.