BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery
The jewellery designs are brought to life inside my little studio near the outstanding coast of North Cornwall UK.
Being outdoors and exploring the natural world is the main source of inspiration. The rugged textures found across Cornwall, from coastal rock formations to weather beaten old benches found along the coast path are a huge influence. Whether it's calm or chaotic outside or in any season, a short walk often provides a bounty of new ideas.
I have a deep interest in the eclectic array of processes that can be employed to create jewellery. My design approach therefore is quite hands on. I love to explore these different techniques finding the precious metals inner characteristics and building a relationship with the material before embarking on the final designs.
The silversmithing techniques and tools I employ are traditional, practically unchanged and handed down over generations. I feel privileged to include many of my Grandfathers old tools in my collection, himself a practicing silversmith.
The jewellery collections evolve constantly as I explore new ways to create. Individually handcrafted in eco friendly recycled sterling silver & gold. The leaves, organic forms and textured pieces are often highlighted here and there with vibrant gemstones.
The largest collection of jewellery can be found at the amazing Whitewater Gallery in Polzeath, Cornwall, just a stones throw from the beach. www.whitewatergallery.co.uk