About

I first began making jewellery whilst at school. Friends and teachers ordered from my hand drawn catalogue!

Following a Foundation Course at The Central School of Art and Design, I studied at Middlesex Polytechnic. Although specialising in jewellery, I integrated textile elements, particularly knitting, into my work. As part of my courses I worked for the jewellers Caroline Broadhead (C & N Accessories), Alison Baxter and the textile company Artworks. These experiences influenced my final work of handknitted garments joined and adorned in coloured perspex and hand-dyed nylon.

My work has always been influenced by Henri Matisse, especially the shapes and colours of his paper cut-outs. 

After moving to Surrey with my 3 children, I completed my teacher training and have loved my career as an infant school teacher but have always enjoyed creating pieces, whether sewn, knitted or even papier-mâchéd! Now I am seizing the chance to develop my jewellery business. 

In December 2023 my daughters and I developed the 'Makers' Event' where we showcased our work together. It was well received and we are looking forward to making these regular events. 

I have taken part in:

  • Make Merry at Making Space, Havant, Hants. - Nov 2022 and 2023.
  • Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair at Chelsea Town Hall, London  - March 2023.
  • Craft in Focus - Hyde Hall - August 2023
  • Handmade in Chelsea - Chelsea Town Hall - Nov 2023
  • The Jewellers Market at The Museum of Farnham - March 2024
  • Craft in Focus - RHS Wisley - May 2024

I will be exhibiting at:

  • Craft in Focus  - RHS Hyde Hall - August 2024
  •                          - Hever Castle - September 2024
  • Handmade at Chelsea - November 2024
  • Makers' Event Redhill Aerodrome - November 2024

My work is available to buy at:

  • Cecilia Coleman Gallery - St John's Wood, London.
  • New Brewery Arts - Cirencester, Gloucester.
  • Cranleigh Arts Centre - Cranleigh, Surrey.

 

If you have any queries about my current work or a commission you would like please contact me. 

 

 

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