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. The collection includes three ranges: Pale Blue Dot, Rings of Saturn and Eclipse. 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
My collections are never static. They are forever expanding and evolving, with new pieces being added and earlier ones vanishing. The original tiny Pale Blue Dot necklace and studs, however, will continue to exist… for now.
An image of my kinetic rings was used by resin expert Clare John in her book Resin Jewellery. My work was featured in Jewellery Trend News by the Guild of Jewellery Designers in 2014, and in 2018 The Carrot Box wrote the following about my Rings of Saturn collection: 'What soothing whale sounds are to some people, these clean, minimal, perfectly tidy rings are to me.'
In my spare time I enjoy going for long walks in the Herefordshire countryside. I originally studied languages and worked abroad as a translator for many years.