Two themes are discernible throughout my work – textured and formed silver combined with interesting and unusual semi-precious gemstones. The combination of these elements gives my work its signature design aesthetic.
I try to to source the most interesting stones to work with. I particularly like the markings on Jaspers and Agates and am always searching for stones cut in unusual shapes, with matt finishes.
I often start with the stone itself and this informs my design process. Experimenting with textures on silver allows me to echo the markings of the stone. My favourite texturing techniques are hammering and roll printing.
I use silver sheet, tube and wire to form my shapes. Some of the metalsmithing techniques I use are doming, swaging and press forming. They allow me to produce three dimensional, sculptural shapes.
My aesthetic is modern and bold with simple clean lines. My pieces are comfortable and wearable. They are often matt with subtle colourings.
My aim is for my pieces to make an understated statement.
I make small, themed, evolving design ranges, limited editions and one of a kind pieces.
My work is sold in galleries and shops. I also exhibit at Craft and Design fairs.
104 Stirling Enterprise Park
Education and Training
I studied HNC Jewellery Design, Production and Business Management, as a mature student, at Fife College. I completed the course in June 2006 and was awarded the college prize for Jewellery Studies.
Association of Contemporary Jewellers
Visual Arts Scotland
Early Career Awards/Funding
• Fife College prize for Jewellery Studies 2006
• Stirling Council/Buy Designer Marketplace May 2007
• Falkirk and Stirling Crafts Makers’ Awards Scheme (Scottish Arts Council) 2008
• Forth valley Craft Makers Award 2009
Recent and Forthcoming Events
• Wintertide - Arteria @Gallery23, Lancaster
10th October 2019-4th January 2020
• Christmas Cracker - Byard Art, Cambridge
9th November 2019-24th December 2019
Trade Only Events - I have exhibited at Scotland's Trade Fairs
and at The British Craft Trade Fair since 2006.
• British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate April 2020
Art, Craft and Design Fairs
• Pittenweem Arts Festival
August 3rd-11th 2019
• West End Fair
August 19th - 25th
• 3d2d, Edinburgh
7th-8th December 2019
In October 2007, I was commissioned by the Lord Provost’s and International Office, Glasgow, to make the Sticks and Stones Range for visiting dignitaries.
Current Stockists - Galleries and Outlets
A list of galleries and shops who have sell my work can be found on my website.