Born in South Wales, I am an arts graduate of the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and have been making jewellery for the past ten years.
After working in higher education and studying art, craft and design history at masters level, I perfected my metal-working skills by taking a course at South Downs College in Lewes, West Sussex followed by two years of intensive one-to-one tuition with a highly skilled craftsman with over forty years experience in the jewellery trade. With this excellent foundation I have continued to develop my learning, acquiring further skills and techniques such as casting, stone-setting and working in precious metal clay.
Most of my pieces are made using traditional silversmithing skills, including forging, wire-work, hand-piercing and texturing using acid etch and a heat process known as reticulation. This lends an organic, natural lustre to the surface of the silver. A range of precious and semi-precious gemstones are used to enhance some of my pieces, which I carefully source from respected trade suppliers.
I draw my inspiration from the forms and details found in nature, adding my own minimalist twist, aiming to create unique, versatile and wearable pieces that will stand the test of time in terms of craftsmanship and fashion. Be it earrings, pendants, bangles or rings, care and thought goes into the design and creation of each piece I make.
I sell my work in local galleries, artists’ open house events and craft fairs. If you are interested in having an item in a specific size or style for yourself, or as a gift for someone special, feel free to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
My items are hallmarked by the London Assay Office, where I have my unique ‘adc’ maker’s mark registered. I am also a member of The Guild of Jewellery Designers and The Society of British Jewellers.
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