I have been designing and making acrylic jewellery in Brighton since graduating in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics BA(hons) at Brighton Polytechnic in 1991.
I strive to use acrylic in an innovative and personal way, finding new ways to give a potentially cold, mass produced material a precious hand worked feel.
I am drawn to interesting textures, colours and patterns in ceramics, textiles, paintings, architecture and in nature. I like simple, light and joyful shapes in subtle colours.
I enjoy playing with the properties of clear dyed acrylic: light, reflection, and strong colour. I hand manipulate the surface using etching, sanding, dyeing and polishing, and use contrasts of polished/matte and colour/clear to add interest.
I aim for a highly finished quality to give my jewellery a precious feel, and I hope my designs are unique, fun and a pleasure to wear.
My jewellery is sold in galleries around the UK. In 2014 a special collection was sold in the Tate Modern 'Matisse Cut Outs' exhibition gift shop, and in Spring 2017 The British Museum sold a collection with its ‘American Dream’ prints exhibition.
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.