I am an artist jeweller working with precious and semi-precious materials, incorporating a considered design process together with laborious hand fabricating and finishing techniques. My practice explores the passage of time with its associated erosion and corrosion, resulting in eminently wearable sculpted forms encrusted with layers of textures, pearls and patinas.
GALLERY OF WORK
Dark Closed Limpet and Pearl Brooch :
Patinated and hand textured sterling silver brooch with a lacquered 23.75ct gold leaf and freshwater pearl centre. 4.5cm diameter.
Dark Open Limpet Drops/Stud Earrings with Pearls :
Hand textured and black patinated sterling silver drop/stud earrings with four white freshwater pearls visible inside each earring. Approximately 5cm total length
Bright Echinoderm Necklace XL :
Bright and heavily textured sterling silver pendant with handmade chain and T-bar catch. Pendant 5.5cm diameter with 65cm chain length.
Dark Closed Limpet and Pearl Pendant :
Black patinated and hand textured sterling silver pendant with lacquered 23.75ct gilded recess and single freshwater pearl. Patinated sterling silver ball chain (45cm). Pendant 2.5cm diameter.
Eroded Oyster and Ruby Necklace :
Heavily textured sterling silver pendant and bail with 18ct yellow gold setting for a fair-mind and traded Tanzanian cabochon Ruby. Handmade sterling silver chain with single 18ct yellow gold link – handmade T-bar catch. Pendant 4cm diameter with 55cm chain length
Dark Closed Limpet Stud Earrings :
Patinated and heavily textured sterling silver Limpet forms with lacquered 23.75ct gilded recess. 2cm diameter.
Heavy Eroded Oyster Rings :
Bright etched and hand fabricated and textured sterling silver rings, with heavy U-shaped shank. Approximately 3.5 x 4cm surface.