I studied Sustainable Design and Practice at The University of Derby, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004. Since then I have worked as a jeweller, maker, designer and artist in a variety of roles. I work from my home studio in Sherwood, Nottingham designing, making and creating. I work part-time at the moment due to the demands of my 3 year old daughter, Matilda. I'm expecting baby number two in August 2013 so will be taking a break from work for summer/autumn 2013.
My jewellery is made using materials which are reclaimed, reused, reinvented and recycled. These base materials are mixed with fascinating and beautiful found objects, sterling silver and semi-precious stones to create unique jewellery and accessories.
My work explores the challenges of turning base and scrap metaland other discarded articles into objects of beauty and value.
Working in a broad range of materials, I am inspired and led by the materials available and consequently many pieces are completely unique.
The themes of my work are eclectic and varied. Often narrative, stamped words and phrases are used to expand on ideas and as decorative elements. Small found objects and pieces of reclaimed and vintage jewellery are frequently used and the notion of each piece is dictated by the materials themselves.