Studied Art foundation at Blacon Art College Chester and Bachelor of Design at Liverpool Hope University.
I have a lifetimes experience in Art & Design, including drawing, sculpture, painting and restoration.
I have exhibited and sold my jewellery at the following gallerys:
Lesley Craze, London
Gill Wing, London
Bluecoat Display centre: Liverpool www.bluecoatdisplaycentre.com
ARTITUDE by Artshop, Hong Kong,
Also at my Workshop, Shropshire
Fusing Silver, Ebony and shells to create a complimentary marriage of natural materials. Combining these precious materials using influences from simple architecture and industrial design, has created a unique, elegant and highly fashionable range of contemporary jewellery for both Male and Female of all ages.
The primary ethos of my work is to explore notions of containment by capturing elements of space using natural or symbolic man made objects. Objects that have at one time or another existed elsewhere are suddenly thrown into interplay, between interior surface, front and back, top and bottom, positive and negative, light and shade, reality and illusion. Objects that out of context begin to take on there own existence. Encased by materials that are anomalous to them. The rhythms of their capture are echoed in the symmetry of the wood and resin, that runs over them as if it were liquid in form as apposed to solid. Our ability to manipulate nature with culture, power, exclusion and our attraction to that which is illusive.
All woods used in my jewellery have been obtained from a sustainable harvest system plantation.