Every jeweller, maker, designer and artist has a story to tell.
My jewellery making story began in 2003 after the birth of my second child and Post Natal Depression. On the advice of my fantastic health visitor I bought a jewellery making kit to busy my mind and focus on something other than baby.
16 years later I graduated in 2019 with a BA(Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery.
I have always loved stories and story telling, whether from a book, film, theatre, music or the arts. During my three years as a silversmithing student I developed a deep-rooted love of contemporary narrative jewellery.
Some of my stories you may already be familiar with from folk tales, poetry and song lyrics. Others you may not be so familiar with, especially if the jewellery is designed to be challenging of perceptions and thought provoking...an insight as to how I view the world around me.
Some of the jewellery comes to being just because of how I feel on the day. Once a piece leaves my work bench it starts a new narrative.
Giving or receiving jewellery is a way of creating your own stories and memories and keeping them alive. Your stories and memories to be passed on and on and on.