Artist StatementI am an award-winning qualified jeweller and goldsmith. My work explores a variety of techniques, resulting in simply beautiful unique pieces.
Everything I make is handcrafted, as the metal is melted down the raw metal is then shaped accordingly into the fantastic jewellery on exhibit.
I take my influences from nature, surface pattern and classical designs. This in turn leads me to produce a variety of pieces some more experimental than others.
One example is where the silver is melted onto the copper producing an effect determined by the cooling action of the silver. I also use granulation where balls of precious metals are fused to silver and gold and worked into my designs.
I also use gemstones such as Blue John, a stone that can only be found in Derbyshire, and the pieces designed with the surrounding metal reflecting the stone itself.
Other pieces are made using intricate plaits and twinned with other metals including copper and gold.
All my pieces are a pleasure to wear and as always I am open to commissions to make that extra special piece.
I have exhibited at, Belmont Arts, Craftsmen in the Gallery, D.O.A, Goldsmiths Hall, Whitby folk and Wirksworth international arts festival.
I hope to see you at Throstle farm, where I will be exhibiting with other members of Hayfield artists, including Lydon and Pat who are mixed media painters, Maria who is a ceramicist and Peter who is a photographer.