Uschis path to jewellery-making evolved from a deep interest in art and crafts. Having discovered silversmithing, she was amazed by the tools, processes and materials and enrolled in a jewellery design course at the School of Art and Design in Bristol in the late 1980s.
There were many techniques to explore, and her favourites are still fusing and reticulation, using heat and layers of silver to pattern and shape. These she may then dome or fold. To create shapes, Uschi draws the natural world to explore details to be incorporated in to her designs.