About the artist
Whilst studying for a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham my work evolved to rely on simplicity and sensitivity to the materials, forms, colours and textures.
My work is subjective and takes inspiration from natural forms. Within this context I try to incorporate the effects of the particular season and surrounding environment.
I enjoying creating simple, honest forms and there is often a delicate and feminine element to my work. My aspiration is to create desirable and precious three-dimensional objects that can adorn the body.
Winter snow blizzards in New York’s Central Park initially inspired my first collection called ‘Flourish’.
Translating my sketches and ideas into three-dimensional forms is often a case of trial and error.
I often create pieces on instinct and judge compositions on whether they ‘feel’ right. I rarely measure a length or width but try to combine pieces to make a perfect balance. This leads to every piece being spontaneous and is a fresh and unpredictable way of working.
‘Flourish’ has allowed me to be playful with colour and finish whilst remaining sensitive to form and function, I cut form and finish all the elements in this collection by hand.
I enjoy making my pieces by hand, as I feel this gives me as much contact with each piece to ensure the composition is correct. Character and individuality are very important to the process of designing and making, as is attention to detail.
'Flourish' Black & White Pendant
Silver & Stainless steel wire
Silver & Silver Gilt Earrings
'Flourish' Stud earrings
Red Copper Earrings
Red Copper 'Flourish' Earrings
Single Gilt Pendant
22ct Gilt and Silver 'Flourish' Pendant
Oxidised Silver & 18ct Gold Foliage Necklace
Silver & 22ct Gilt Foliage Brooch
In Bud Earrings
In Bud Earrings; Silver, 18ct Gold, bullet cut cabochon Garnets
Silver & Oxidised Silver Foliage Pendant.
Silver & 22ct Gilt Flourish Pendant.
'Flourish' Brooch. Silver & Silver Gilt