My jewellery and accessories are designed and made from my bothy, next to my home in the NE of Scotland. There I have space to experiment with materials, explore forms and their complementary surface decoration. I introduce colour and added dimension to my silver pieces through limited use of semi precious stones and leather.
My constant source of inspiration is derived from mid 20th Century art and design. Scandinavian decorative arts and architecture, British artists of the St Ives group, all capture a simplicity of line and form that is economical and beautiful to me.
I use silver throughout my metalwork. Acid etching, hammering, filing, oxidising and final selective polishing enhances the silver, creating surface decoration that is always individual and durable.
I am a part time lecturer in Portfolio Building and Contemporary Jewellery Design at Gray's School of Art Aberdeen.
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