Tracey trained in fashion design and textiles, working in the industry for a short time. She was always exploring new creative skills and techniques. She then moved onto teaching various arts and crafts in adult learning through colleges when life's journey brought her to discover metal clay. She knew instantly this would be her devoted joy and passion!
As director, principal artist and tutor of Craftworx Studio Jewellery School in the UK, Tracey carefully and efficiently manages her time to promote her own studio, courses and workshops. She writes articles for jewellery magazines and works as a demonstrator for a major craft exhibition company. In addition to all of this, she holds the a post of Education Co-coordinator on the Art Clay Guild UK where she monitors and evaluates for the certification program.
Tracey continued to expand her experience when she trained with PMC Connection in the US. She was privileged to be asked to jury Holly Gage's Calendar for 2012 and is now working on her master registry, all while designing a collection for a new exhibition later next year.
My inspirations have come from many sources... my grandmothers "button box" which is where it all started, a curiosity for trying new things, a collection of random objects, travel from holidays where I enjoy taking pictures of interesting architecture, a love of the arts and crafts movement. These things together with the surrounding of where I live in the beautiful idyllic setting of the Yorkshire Wolds, where my studio is set on a farm - these all play a role to drive me forward.