Every jeweller, maker, designer and artist has a story to tell.
Mine began in 2003 after the birth of my second child and being plunged into the depths of Post Natal Depression. On the advice of my fantastic health visitor I found something creative to fill the small gaps while baby slept and to keep my mind focused on something other than baby.
Little did I know that something to help aid my long recovery from PND would lead me to want to fulfil a constant need to be creative and feel the joy and satisfaction it brings. What started as stringing a few beads led to making lampwork glass beads and fused glass which would culminate in a degree course in Silversmithing and Jewellery from which I graduated in 2019 with a BA(Hons).
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, bringing my work to where it is today.
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.
Once a piece leaves my work bench it starts a new narrative, A new story to be passed on and on and on.