Jane retired from the busy life of being a family doctor to spend more time being creative. The idea of hammering and shaping metal into something beautiful, shiny and lasting, has always been irresistible. She was lucky to have been introduced to silversmithing and mentored by the wonder Lois Betteridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LoisBetteridge. She eventually followed with taking nearly all of the courses offered through the Kingston Lapidary & Miner Club. She finds teaching at the Club and helping others discover and develop their talents is a wonderful way to stay in the creative space.