I currently design and make my jewellery from my studio at home in Birkhill, Angus, making work for private commissions, exhibitions and contemporary gift shops. I studied Jewellery and Metalwork at Duncan of Jordanstone , Dundee and graduated in June 2014 with BDes (hons) 1st class.
My background is in Community Learning and Development and I currently work in the V & A Dundee as a freelance designer, as an Craft and Jewellery tutor with Fairmuir Adult Association, Dundee and with Broughty Ferry Education and Recreation Association tutoring Jewellery for Beginners classes. I also run beginners jewellery workshops which are advertised here and on my Facebook page.
My jewellery designs are influenced by the beauty of natural forms, their vibrant colours and delicate structures. An ongoing collection of heirloom keepsakes, trinkets and charms adds further inspiration to my work.
My designs evolve from immersing myself in making collages, sketching, photography and experimenting with a range of techniques and materials. Taking these initial ideas I make a variety of individual elements using textured sterling silver, hand patterned aluminium and semi-precious beads. These pieces are used either individually or combined with each other to create my collections.
Feel free to contact me if you have any enquiries about my jewellery or the workshops I run.
Clean & polish silver and gold jewellery
Re-stringing pearls and beads
Small repairs e.g. catches and links including costume jewellery
My jewellery is currently available in my online shop