Dianne trained as a sculptor and art historian and lectured at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years. She began exhibiting as a jewellery designer – maker at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival.
She specialises in one-off statement pieces which are often very sculptural. Combining striking design in silver and/or gold with a wide variety of unusual semi-precious and precious stones, the jewellery is bold and dramatic.
Contemporary techniques such as photoetching and fold-forming are used along with traditional methods of forming the metal.
She received the major Russell Trust Award at the 2007 VAS exhibition.
See her website for details of exhibitions and further examples of her work.