I am a Herefordshire based jeweller working in both gold and silver, my work is influenced by architectural structures and responses to urban surroundings, including modern signage and industrial design found in the environment. In my final year of my degree I visited New York and was captivated by the dominant and expressive architecture, the repetition of shapes, the grid like structures of windows and streets; this satisfied my love of order, collections of things and repetition. The use of steely silver against rich golds takes me back to seeing Manhattan buildings and passing yellow taxis. Whilst my work has developed using some organic forms and shapes, there still remains a strong geometric presence with clean lines and bold design. With the introduction of gemstones, I’m drawn towards stones such as salt and pepper diamonds, tourmalines and sapphires, particularly those with inclusions as they are so unique.
My pieces range in scale from small studs to larger necklaces, I accept commissions and work regularly with customers looking to remodel old or inherited jewellery. I graduated from Hereford College of Arts with a BA in Contemporary Applied Arts in 2009, specialising in jewellery in my second year. Alongside my professional practise, I am a visiting tutor at Birmingham School of Jewellery.