First and foremost, Miriam classes herself as a maker. She enjoys creating beautiful and decorative objects which are often inspired by her surroundings on a small farm in North Wales which is located a stone throw away from Hell’s mouth beach.
During her time in Manchester studying 3d Design and MA Design at Manchester School of Art, Miriam discovered how strongly her Welsh background inspired her work, and how woodwork forms a part of her identity. She is the fourth generation within her family to take up wood work and the only female. Although she explored other materials and inspirations during her time at University, it was Wales and wood that the focus of Miriam's work often returned to.
Farming is also an important element which influences her work, taking inspiration from rope tying’s which are interpreted strongly within her products through binding coloured thread and inlaying them into the wood.
A lot of Miriam's work is created from reclaimed timber or her own off cuts from other projects and later turned into beautiful objects with a purpose and meaning once more. Nothing goes to waste in the process of making, with the wood shavings being re used under the chickens on the farm. Each item is unique and has a story to tell.
Miriam's work is simple, contemporary, tactile and decorative. She aims to celebrate the natural beauty of wood through simple forms, and adding a hint of colour to attract the eye and make wood look feminine and fun.