Lilly Fitzgerald is a studio goldsmith who works in high carat gold, making objects and jewellery. She searches for unusual and fine materials, favouring pearls, moonstones, opals, sapphires, tourmalines, diamonds, and ancient objects she discovers on her travels. "My work is fed by that which I see around me every day and in my travels ... hubcaps, doorknobs, the shape of a branch on a tree, the detail on a fence post, stones and natural materials. Their cuts and textures also serve as inspiration. I look at things all the time, and all of this visual info goes in and is stored somewhere until a later time when I am thinking and drawing. Then things start to swirl around and come out as an amalgam of me and my visual life."