Fional Hamilton

Unashamed to say she was inspired by Lovejoy, Fiona moved south from the Highlands to study Decorative Arts at Glasgow University in 1996.

A move to Edinburgh followed to start work with Phillips Auctioneers, subsequently Bonhams. With a keen eye for a tiny hallmark, she specialised in silver and jewellery, and remained there for 23 years.

Fiona spends her spare time banging a large drum with Commotion - Edinburgh Women's Samba Band.