About the Artist
I am a contemporary jeweller and my work consists of mixed-media jewellery and small scale vessels. My work is research-led and underpinned by a repeating theme of how we interact with the environment around us - particularly examining the space where the natural world and the man-made world collide.
I employ a diverse range of processes that include casting, carving, etching, laser cutting, powder-coating and sewing in addition to traditional metal work techniques. Achieving a high quality finish is particularly important in my work as I am predominately working in non-precious materials. I specialise in the use of bio-friendly resins and frequently incorporate found objects in my work. My aim is to incorporate them so fully into the design that the viewer will be surprised when they discover the re-appropriated, reclaimed or recycled aspects of a piece. Working in this manner I hope to examine the cultural context in which design operates, investigating where connections exist between the environment, adornment, and consumer society.