I'm based at the Rosehill workshop in Brighton where I have been working since graduating in 1999. It is a co-operative of designer crafts people and is a happy place, if a little cold in winter. Having fallen for the 4 o'clock teatime tradition and the first floor double doors there has been no looking back.
1996-99 University of Brighton: BA(hons) Three dimensional crafts
1995-96 Camberwell College of Arts: Foundation diploma in art and design
A mixture of jewellery and three-dimensional illustration my work is designed to be both worn and displayed. With drawing as a starting point and the great outdoors as a source of wonder and constant inspiration, elements of narrative are captured in silver and transformed into miniature scenes telling out across the surface of a brooch or hanging as a pendant.
The pieces are individually made by hand from sheet silver and copper with 9ct gold and 22ct gold leaf for detailing. The metal is pierced out, then textures or patterns are applied to the surface using a rolling mill. These components are then layered together, soldered, and finished with matt, oxidised and polished surfaces to add depth and tone.