I live and work in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
I trained in fine jewellery-making at Central School of Art & Design, London in the early 1980’s
I set up my studio in 1988 in Stroud. As well as working to private commission, my work has been exhibited nationally through galleries as well as locally with the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, who now have a lovely shop in Cheltenham.
For many years I taught adults jewellery making skills, part-time in Bristol and Stroud, but now concentrate solely on my own practice.
I have developed a very personal style of working with a variety of non- precious metals and materials including vitreous enamel, as well as recycled precious metals
My inspiration comes from notions of strength and fragility, and mark-making influenced by observation in the landscape, and the materials used.
Imperfections and textures are very much part of my work, and reflect my interest in the surface effects of deterioration in man-made and natural materials.
If there is a piece you have seen in a show which is not on the website, please do get in touch, not everything has been photographed yet
I have started making short two-minute films about me and my practice. They are on my Instagram page on IGTV channel. Click the icon at the bottom right of this webpage to get there.
When I have a bit more time, I’ll learn how to put them here on my website...