I live and work in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK
I make unique, one-off contemporary jewellery.
My main aim is to inject individuality into each piece that I create, enjoying and celebrating the processes and materials involved - from drawing to making - hopefully, this is reflected in the work.
I have developed a very personal style of working with a variety of non-precious metals and materials including vitreous enamel, and recycled precious metals.
My inspiration comes from notions of strength and fragility, and mark-making influenced by observation in the landscape.
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.
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
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 myself 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.