For many years Claire Townsend has been making jewellery that explores the marks we leave on each other through our interactions. This has previously resulted in two part rings; how they work together and the impressions or marks they leave. Newer work has moved slightly to focus on memories of Claire’s grandmother, using her embroidery as inspiration. This work uses steel and the inlay process called Ibsa. Using such a hard material juxtaposes the fragility of embroidery and memory. Claire lives and works in the Perth hills, and has been a jewellery educator for the past 20 years, teaching and mentoring at University, TAFE and at hobby level.