Born in South Wales, I lived and worked in Bristol and London, before moving to West Sussex in 2001. I am a postgraduate in art and design from the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and have been designing and making jewellery for the past twelve years.
After working in higher education and studying art, craft and design history at masters level, I perfected my metal-working skills by taking a course at South Downs College in Lewes, West Sussex followed by two years of intensive one-to-one tuition with a highly skilled craftsman with over forty years experience in the jewellery trade. With this excellent foundation I have continued to develop my learning, acquiring further skills and techniques such as wax carving, casting and stone-setting.
Most of my pieces are made using traditional metalworking skills, including forging, wire-work, hand-piercing and texturing using acid etch. A range of carefully selected precious and semi-precious gemstones are used to enhance many of my pieces.
My style is drawn from the forms and details found in nature, adding my own minimalist twist. I also draw inspiration from early 20th century art. Whatever the design, I aim to create unique, versatile and wearable pieces that will stand the test of time in terms of craftsmanship and fashion. Be it earrings, pendants, bangles or rings, care and thought goes into the design and creation of each piece I make.
Ethical and Sustainable production methods
- All the silver I purchase and use is recycled. This has now become the norm for the majority of bullion suppliers in the UK.
- Gemstones are only sourced from ethically sound suppliers and are free from any concerns about worker exploitation.
- Working with and manipulating any metal involves the use of substances that are potentially harmful to the environment. I take great care to dispose of any jewellery production by-products in a responsible way.
Where to purchase my jewellery
As well as my online shop, I sell my work at artists’ open house events and craft fairs. If you are interested in having an item made in a specific size or style for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, feel free to get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All silver items above 7.78 grams are hallmarked by the London or Edinburgh Assay Offices, where I have my unique ‘ADC’ maker’s mark registered. I am also a member of The Society of British Jewellers.
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