I originate from Dunedin and my interest in creating unique jewellery pieces was kindled in 1990, after attending classes run by the Silversmiths Guild of Canterbury.
Working from my studio in Christchurch, inspiration comes from all around me and a career in Interior Design developed my eye for balance and form. By attending and taking courses in design, workshops run by individual practitioners and the Silversmiths Guild, my skills have developed and my ideas are constantly evolving. I see a piece in my mind’s eye then work out how to put it all together. I use texture to create interest. Roller printing, scratching, corrugation and Keum Boo (fusing 24k Gold to sterling silver) are favourite techniques and I am currently working with slate recovered from the Christchurch Cathedral when the roof was replaced in 2006. I prefer a satin finish with highly polished highlights.”
Each piece of jewellery is handmade and all the pieces I design, I make for myself – they are what I would want to wear, what I feel comfortable with.
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