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I trained at Brighton University where I followed a 3d design course in mixed media setting up my own workshop in 1982 when I graduated. Since then I have continuously sold to shops and galleries in many countries.
I work with clear acrylic which Is shaped and bent using grinders, saw cuts and polishing grits to achieve the basic shapes , and transparent coloured lacquers combined with gold leaf create the vibrant effects, which are then “viewed” through the acrylic layer. The clear acrylic enhances the jewel like quality of the combination of lacquers and gold leaf by focusing the light into the acrylic and bouncing off from the coloured metallic layer.
Constantly evolving new motifs and colourways, the “Dizzy” range has been developed from using ordinance survey maps while walking in the South Downs near to where I live. The mapping of landscapes with contour lines has always been a fascination for me, the wobbly nature of the lines as they describe a shape and the lack of uniformity particularly appeal.
I have always thought that jewellery design is a dialogue that involves what the wearer wants to say about themselves as much as what the designer/maker is saying about the function of jewellery. I like to work with non precious materials so that the consideration is of the artistic merit not the intrinsic value of a piece.
My aim is to create wearable pieces of art within the confines of the field of jewellery.
I am happy to work to specific requests and for more information you can contact me by email – email@example.com
Awards and Grants.
Trade and Craft Fairs.
Currently include Ruthin Craft Centre, Royal Exchange Manchester, Blackwell Arts and Crafts House, Oriel Mostyn Cardiff, and many others -Please contact me for full information.