The inlay process has a natural tendency to create work with a linear feel to it, which he likes to make use of when creating the pieces. He exploits this tendency towards the linear when designing, using the inlay process to explore the interplay between line and form.
Will enjoys the colour contrast of inlaid gold. using a subtle palette with varying shades of white, yellow and rose gold, the colours are further enhanced by a distinctive surface finish. Mathematical schemes of proportion are another key element to many pieces. Will also likes the permanency of the inlaid mark, but most of all enjoys seeing a piece of jewellery come to life when it adorns the body.
Will recently completed a brooch for the Goldsmith Company’s collection. The piece is a deconstruction of a traditional diamond spray corsage. The brooch is a key piece for Will both aesthetically and technically, by breaking away from purely linear inlay, with the introduction of larger inlaid areas.