I am a jeweller, designer and enameller. I work in Sterling silver, gold and copper. I incorporate semi precious beads in to the design. I make and design all my pieces myself and I specicalise in enamelling. I enjoy the play of colour and light that emamel gives to the piece of jewellery. I also experiment with different surface effects and use such things as piercing, reticulation and etching. I am a full member of the British Society of Enamellers and also a full member of the Society of Botanical artists.
I work with enamel and precious metals. I use transparent enamels and love the clear jewel like qualities that they give to the jewellery. I incorporate different combinations of wires, foils and engraving on the piece to create movement and depth. Using colour and surface effects in my work has always inspired me. I am particularly interested in geological forms and erosion and decay.
The designs that I use favour a contemporary look, especially for the more affordable pieces. I get inspiration from many sources fashion, interior design and contemporary artists.
I treat my jewellery pieces as mini canvases and hope to inspire people that enamel work is not boring or old fashioned.
Most of my work is ‘one off’s’, and I relish commissions, the personal aspect of designing a piece for a particular person is very satisfying.
- Certificate of Merit (enamelling), Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s, 2001.
- Award for Encouragement the 20th International Cloisonné Contest, Japan, 2007.
I have been accepted as a full member of the British Society of Enamellers and The Society of Botanical Artists