I’m not a straight line, geometric sort of person. For me it’s all about flowing lines, asymmetry and the unexpected. I love the shapes, textures quirks and irregularities found in nature. These inspire me to create organic sculptures in precious metal, occasionally embellished with gemstones.
Jewellery is a language that builds connections between people that last a lifetime and it's an honour to play a part in that. Collaborating closely with people to create bespoke, one of a kind pieces is one of my greatest pleasures. Over the years I have become the 'family jeweller' for so many.
Crafting my designs by hand has always been a form of mediation. The complete focus required to achieve the necessary precision allows me to loose myself in the creative process. It’s a sort of therapy which brings balance to my life and at the end of the day I have achieved something tangible. Taking an idea in my head and bringing it to life is so rewarding.
My studio is located in a small village just outside Henley on Thames. it is a peaceful space, surrounded by beautiful gardens, filled with the sound of birdsong. At one end is the workshop and at the other is the showroom where I enjoy welcoming visitors to view my ready to wear collections or discuss commissions.
I really enjoy teaching because I get to see the spark of joy and excitement that the creative process brings to my students. I’m forever grateful to the first teacher who inspired me to go down this path and I want to pass that on the skill to others so they too can experience the joy. I hold Silver Clay workshops in the beautiful oak framed Ark building in the grounds of Shiplake Church which is just a short walk from the Thames.
So many of my students return year after year and bring other friends along to experience the wonderful alchemy of working with silver clay.