Inspired by the countryside surrounding my home in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, I use colour as a visual language through my jewellery, together with inspirations from sculpture and patterns. My initial designs and sketches tell a story; I love to doodle and draw and then take them to the workbench to experiment and play, before taking the elements back to the drawing board to create stylish wearable jewellery.
Colour plays an important part in my work from the metals I love to use – cool silver, Vibrant blues from titanium, and warm earthy tones from copper and brass.
All the pieces are hand made, making each piece unique, piercing the fine details with a saw, soldering and inlaying contrasting metals and carving light and detailed patterns with a pendant drill.
Bold and dynamic, the ‘Geometrics’ collection uses contrasting colours and shapes to create a work of art. I am inspired by Miro and Barbara Hepworth as well as Lucienne Day’s textile designs and many thing mid century. Sculpture and colour sit together in this collection.
Pebbles and Circles – This collection has an earthy feel to it, inspirations are naturally sourced, bringing together found objects, rocks, and neutral shapes from the sea, lakes and rivers. Returning to nature, seeking the outdoors and creating a space for calm, peace and quiet.
The Birds and flowers collection simply comes from being in nature, every day gardening, walking, watching the emerging and passing of the seasons, buds, birds and flowers.