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About Me

I have been making jewellery for over twelve years; as a young teenager I worked in my father's workshop as a hobby. I enjoyed making jewellery so much that when I finished school I went to Art College to refine my design and jewellery making techniques.

After a year's foundation course at Northbrook College, Worthing, two years at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and a year at Edinburgh College of Art, I came back to Sussex and then started working at the Stable Studio at Hammes Farm.

Whilst at college I developed techniques that I had learnt working along side my father, learnt new ones and gained confidence in my work and myself. This enabled me to develop my work from the student pieces made at college as practice pieces to more stylish sophisticated saleable pieces.

 


In 1997 I started teaching as an evening class tutor at Northbrook College in Worthing where I was teaching an OCN certificate course, I now teach fortnightly classes at the studio here. I enjoy teaching because I like to feel that others are gaining enjoyment from something that is now everyday practice to me.

I use sterling silver with 18ct yellow gold and semi-precious stones such as garnets, amethysts, tourmalines, moonstones and labradorites.

In most of my pieces I use a technique called roller texturing, I use various materials to obtain the surface pattern including leaves, woven fabrics and handmade paper.


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