Ailsa Ritchie has been fascinated with insects since childhood and she draws inspiration from beetles. She focuses on repeating patterns and uses these in her jewellery work. Ailsa was attracted to enamelling as she finds its repetitive and systematic nature calming. She enjoys combining traditional powder enamel with industrial enamel techniques to transfer drawing style directly into metal. Ailsa’s practice of drawing with enamel means each of her pieces is unique.