I am a contemporary jeweller based in Sydney, Australia.
Specialising in modern, made by hand jewellery, my evolving range leans into minimal designs with the occasional foray into ornamental, decorative elements. I enjoy using colour in my work, mostly with gemstones. If I had to pick a favourite stone, it would be lapis lazuli, or maybe pink tourmaline.
Taking inspiration from many sources, including interiors, fabrics and nature, I also enjoy incorporating texture into my making. Utilising textile techniques such as printing and weaving, there is a strong sense of hand work and stitching. Through attempting to replicate textile processes and textures, there is also a reminder of my childhood and of my mother constantly hand and machine knitting, sewing, and stitching.
I love many forms of making but ultimately, I want to make jewellery. Working through my hands, I bridge my imagination, to create these forms and tiny sculptures, to bring the detail into focus. The magic of coaxing a material into playing is ever present, and I get excited when it yields and meets me on the journey. Sometimes when I finish a piece, I get a little melancholy about the journey being over, just like when you finish a good book.
Since 1994, I have run my own successful jewellery business which included a retail shop front in Newtown, participating in design markets, contributing to contemporary jewellery exhibitions, and wholesaling to boutiques and design galleries across Australia.
I have also had a fulfilling teaching career at TAFE NSW for 15 years and have delivered various jewellery workshops, including at Sturt School, Mittagong and MakerSpace & Co, Marrickville.
Women's Business Neckpiece, Raffia and Sterling Silver, 1998