I have been a jewellery designer/maker since graduating from Buckinghamshire College a long time ago!
When I started making I was mainly interested in shape and form and designed very feminine and sculptural jewellery but after a fantastic period of travel some years ago I came home bursting with inspiration and fresh ideas and started work on my ‘mixed metals’ range.
I work with both non-precious and precious metals. Copper, bronze and brass are wonderful for creating colour and subtle tones and I often combine them with silver then use heat and chemicals to patinate the metal to create colour and contrast. I also use etching as a process which creates further depth, contrast and interest. To enhance the colour contrasts even more I often apply gold or silver leaf.
I have a toddler and a cocker spaniel so I work from my own studio at home!
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.