My aim is to enhance the way we live our lives.
I try to prompt reflection on how we use and appreciate the materiality of the everyday as a tool to assist happiness and contentment.
I use jewellery expressively.
It is a potent medium to explore and discuss the difference and relationship between materiality, materialism and fulfilment.
My work is gently activist.
It is about what I can do to enable others to routinely pause and celebrate their mindful, ordinary moments.
I like catching everyday moments: the fleeting, instinctive, subconscious ones that are connections with ourselves and with others.
In the gap between us being and becoming.
The bit that is so difficult to grasp because we often rush past it.
Over before we are even aware it was happening.
2018/19 Artist in Rresidency Glasgow School of Art
2018 First Class BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, Glasgow School of Art
2015 Portfolio Year, Tramway Visual Arts Studio, Glasgow
2001 Higher Art, Cardonald College, Glasgow
1992 MSc Public Health, Manchester Turner University
1983 Bachelor of Dentistry, Glasgow University
2018 Peter Wylie Davidson Memorial Prize, The Glasgow School of Art
2018 Glasgow School of Art Chairman’s Medal for Design
2018 New Designers Hallmark Studio Award
2018 Shorlisted finalist for New Designers Business Design Centre Award
2018 Mark Fenn Award, Association for Contemporary Jewellery
2018 Shortlisted nominee for Graduate Showcase, Visual Arts Scotland
2011 Fire and Fibre, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2015 Portfolio, Tramway, Glasgow
2015 Glasgow Goes Green Festival, SWG3, Glasgow
2016 Mackintosh Reimagined, Mackintosh Building Gallery, Glasgow School of Art
2016 Thinking Through Making, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
2016 New Dreams, Clarke & Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow School of Art
2016 Buzzcuts Performance Arts Festival, Pearce Institute, Govan
2017 #Tekhne_logy, Project Space 1, Glasgow School of Art
2018 Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, Goldsmiths Hall, London
2018 Degree Show, Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art
2018 New Designers, Islington Business Design Centre, London
2018 Jane Phillips Award Graduate Showcase, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2018 Galerie Marzee International Graduation Show, Netherlands.
2018 Kath Libbert Gallery New Graduate Showcase, Saltire, England
2018 medal 'a moment of achievement' commissioned by Glasgow School of Art (corporate gift).
2018 medal 'a treasured moment on Hope Street' commissioned for and by Peter Wylie Davidson Collection
2018 medals (three) commissioned for and by Chairman's Medal Collection, Glasgow School of Art Archive.