I am a contemporary jeweller inspired by the environments and objects that I see around me while out running. I use silver and hand stitched silk threads, and more recently I use found objects, to make work representing aspects of the environment and it's history not often noticed in the rush and chaos of day to day life.
Each piece evolves from an aspect of a run that catches my attention, from flat slate pebbles on a beach that slide sideways when stepped on, or a footpath disappearing down a lichen-rich tree tunnel, to being surrounded by the vibrant colours and noises of a large road race like the London Marathon.
I use silver and gold wire to form an appropriate shape for the piece, and then hand stitch over part or all of it with silk threads, occasionally using pearls or semi-precious stone or glass beads, to add the colour and texture relevant to the run I am trying to portray.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.