Hand made, hand crafted
I am a contemporary Jewellery Designer with a love of strong bright colours. I personnally design and handcraft all my creations. Whilst my designs are bold, they are both uplifting and unique.
I work from my studio in Northampton where I create colourful and quirky jewellery in polymer clay and sterling silver. I am self taught. Since 2008 I have developed a unique style and refined the various techniques required to create my jewellery. My unique Breton Collection won the Giftware Association’s Award of Excellence in 2021 and was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2022 Gift of the Year awards, receiving the Highly Commended badge.
Today my work is sold in independent shops, galleries and museums throughout the UK and sold worldwide. Every piece is unique either as part of a collection or limited edition.
Design and inspiration
My inspiration is varied. For instance, my distinctive BRETON Collection is inspired by the memories of my childhood holidays spent in Brittany. My love of classic design from various eras is also a strong influence in my work. Fascinated by the Mid-Century and Art Deco styles in particular, some elements of these periods are often echoed in my work. Above all, I create pieces where colour, pattern and texture are centre stage.
Hand made using modern materials
Two of my favourite steps in the process of creating jewellery are the sketching of a new design and mixing the clay to obtain the exact shade I am after. Polymer clay as a medium allows me to blend striking colours in contrast to the subtle appearance of sterling silver. Every piece of jewellery is made with a focus on quality and attention to detail.