Passion comes first. I work playfully and energetically both when designing and making. It may be that spontaneous moment when an idea springs to life, when I can’t resist the compulsion to make a life-size drawing, the urge to splash colour or hammer a malleable chunk of metal.
Believing wholeheartedly that jewellery should be enjoyed; I love to share the creativity and processes that are so often hidden away. I want to captivate and inspire people to share my joy in creating and encourage people to talk, laugh and celebrate the joy in jewellery!
Every piece is individually made and beautifully crafted in silver using a range of raising and forming techniques. Designs bring together innovation and craft with bold colour, illuminating light and dramatic contours. A bespoke colour service is available for all my pieces and I can happily work to private, corporate or public commission to create one-off designs.
Society of Designer Craftsmen, Prize for Excellence (Licentiate), 2018
Society of Designer Craftsmen, Distinction Award, 2014
Simon Benney Award, Craftsmanship and Innovation, 2013
Paul Podolsky Award, Fine Craft, 2013
Guild of Jewellery Designers, Gold Award, For Work that Reflects the Mood of Our Time, 2013
Centrepunch Award, For Innovative Use of Material & Harmonious Body of Work, 2013
British Jewellery Association, 1st Prize for technical excellence, 2012
The Paul Podolsky Award, Fine Craft, 2012
The Goldsmiths Company, Prize for Body of Work, 2012
H.Walsh Award, 2012
Shortlisted for Craftsmanship & Design Awards, Bridal Design, Goldsmiths Hall, London, 2012
Shortlisted for Pewter Live, Fashion Accessory, Pewterer’s Hall, London, 2012
Artist in Residence & Tutor, South Hill Park Arts Centre
Member (MSDC) of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Member of Guild of Jewellery Designers