The LOOP collection is inspired by my recent move from London to a coastal village in Fife, Scotland. My new studio sits on a cliff above a beach and looks over the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh to the East and then West out to the North Sea. The forms and colours of the new collection are influenced by the colours of the sea and sky under different weather conditions, but also the fact that the Forth is still an important part of Scotland’s industrial sector. Historically potteries, fishing and coal mining were dominant; now vessels carrying enormous steel structures for new off-shore wind farms and decommissioned oil rigs can be seen up and down the estuary and out to the North Sea. Items washed up on the beach reflect this industrial heritage, shards of pottery; swirling patterns of black sand (made of coal); rusted metal and worn concrete pebbles.