Natasha Ratcliffe was born in 1982. While studying at Falmouth College of Arts, she participated in three BAMS Student Medal Projects, winning prizes in two. She graduated from Falmouth in 2004. In the same year one of her medals won the Cuhaj prize for the best medal by a young artist at the FIDEM exhibition in Seixal, Portugal. In 2005-6 Ratcliffe was chosen as the first BAMS ‘new medallist’ in a scheme sponsored by the E.S.G. Robinson Charitable Trust, allowing her to devote time to studying and making medals, including a month working in Bulgaria under Bogomil Nikolov and a week in the Engraving Department of the Royal Mint. As the artist explains in her article, production of the piece that was to develop into the medal selected for issue by BAMS began at the Royal Mint, where Ratcliffe used state-of-the-art technology to transform a drawing into a relief. Work continued in Falmouth, where she still lives, and the result is At your Fingertip, a delicate and considered medal that combines visual and physical equipoise.