Working from my home studio in a leafy lane a short walk from the beach on Hayling Island, Hampshire, I am increasingly inspired by my surroundings. I am fascinated by shape, texture and contrast as I look through my studio window at the open sky with silhouetted branches, touch the golden lichen encrusted twigs along the old railway track or hear the waves crashing and the gulls crying after a storm. Great jewellery design will reflect our personality, and I love designs that make a statement, expressing a sense of freedom and joy.
I have no regrets about choosing to study an HND in 3D design specialising in metals, all those years ago, rather than a more theoretical degree course. Following 2 years at Art College experimenting with all types of material such as glass and ceramics as well as metals, I was itching to learn the practical and technical side of designing, making and marketing jewellery.