After 25 years of graphic design, visual communication and strategy, whilst being a successful exhibiting artist and mother I have finally come to the third act.
And it feels like coming home.
I have been designing jewellery for decades but now it is about the creating.
This is design, sculpture, printmaking, painting all rolled into one on a mini scale.
No one style defines me, nor satisfies me. One day it needs to be bold and bright, the next fine and light. The metamorphosis that happens when heat hits the metal is exhilarating. The oxidisation is mesmerising. A random and unique transformation.
No two rings can ever be exactly the same.
This is art, not manufacturing.
Each ring is a sculpture of its own.
Many designs are intended.
More are a result of the creative blossoming in situ.
Ideas cannot go unexplored. It is part of the journey.
Nature has always been the inspiration.
silver 999 and 925
I create with minimal environmental impact. I re-cycle, up-cycle and salvage. I love giving new life to worn pieces.
All metals used are recycled, even wire purchased has been recycled through an Australian supplier.
Natural alternatives to chemicals are utilised throughout the processes, wherever possible.
Everything is made by hand.
cast in hand carved cuttlefish and sand
I never stop learning, experimenting, discovering.