Artist Statement:

I create for myself, and by that I mean that I make things that satisfy my own love of boldness and originality. I am inspired by the designs, materials, craftsmanship and sensibilities of the past, and most of my pieces are designed around creating something new from discarded vintage materials such as buckles, buttons and even pipes. I also hate waste, so everything I create is a combination of thrift and a predilection for glamour.  My training is in painting, which I have pursued for over 40 years in the form of oil portraiture and still life. Jewellery design evolved first out of curiosity about using porcelain as a canvas, and then out of a desire to make wearable art that combines the old and the new to create something timeless.

Media Category:

Jewellery / Accessories