I have been creating jewellery for nearly twenty years, following a background in textile design, ceramics and sculpture.
Contrasting texture, enabled by etching the silver surface, has recently influenced the direction I have taken.
Text holds a particular fascination, enabling multiple layers of meaning. The text itself is capable of evoking memories as well as having a purely decorative element.
Also I enjoy creating small worlds populated by by people, animals and birds.
Recently I have been experimenting with Press Forming.
Many of my forms have been influenced by Barbara Hepworth’s abstract drawings. These I’ve etched, press formed and often gold plated.