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I first trained as a jeweller and silversmith way back in the 90s at Sheffield Hallam University. After a number of years teaching design down in London I have now returned to what I love doing the most, designing and making contemporary silver jewellery from my workshop on the outskirts of Saltaire in West Yorkshire.
I work predominantly in silver, incorporating other materials such as vintage plastics (Bakelite, Casein, Lucite) and Czech glass to add colour and interest to the jewellery I create. Most of the work I makes is hand built using forging techniques or pierced from sheet metal. I design quite simple forms which are then embellished with techniques such as hand stamping, etching and reticulation. I am always on the lookout for vintage tools which I re-purpose to hammer marks into the metal, to create interesting patterns and textures.
Inspiration comes from the surrounding landscape. Tall, waving grasses, delicate wild flowers and sculptural seed heads that can be found in the hedgerows and along the towpaths near where I live. These forms translate well into metal and therefore jewellery, and have led to a series of statement brooches and pendants.
All of the work featured in my Folksy shop is designed and made by myself, with a little help from my workshop dog Bea and copious cups of tea.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my shop. If you have any questions or queries about any of the pieces please get in touch and I will do my best to help,