Inspired by social and global issues, I create minimalist pieces of contemporary jewellery that convey messages about peace, equality and the environment. Carefully-chosen colour pallets help me reinforce this narrative. I see jewellery as a form of discovery and self-expression that enables its wearers to explore and identify with the story behind the pieces and so express something about themselves.
I work mainly in silver and resin, hand-mixed to beautiful unique colours. All my pieces are made by hand with careful attention to detail, at times combined with 3D CAD technology. I incorporate techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, forming, stone-setting, roll-printing and texturing. Quality and craftmanship are of the utmost importance.
To date, my body of work includes kinetic rings, and two minimalist Sterling silver and resin collections called First Exploration and Snapshot2016.
First Exploration was originally inspired by a quotation from a book by Carl Sagan called Pale Blue Dot named after a photograph of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 space probe on leaving our Solar System, and later the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Essentially, the message conveyed is one of peace.
Snapshot2016 evolved from a pendant I originally designed and made in response to the socio-political events that marked 2016 and continue to impact us globally on so many levels. To read more, please visit: wildeworks.blogspot.com
An image of my kinetic rings was used by resin expert Clare John in her book Resin Jewellery.
In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks in the Herefordshire countryside.