Heidi Hinder comes to medal-making from jewellery: many of her medals are constructed as assembled pieces. After graduating from Birmingham City University's School of Jewellery, she was artist-in-residence there when she became the 2010-11 New Medallist. Attracted to medals as objects invested with meaning, Hinder places perception at the heart of her thought and making process. Her medals show her interest in optical devices, sciences and literature.