I have been developing my skills as a Contemporary Studio Jeweller since 1990 and now work from my studio at home in Christchurch. After spending a year study with the Silversmiths Guild of Canterbury in their night classes I attended workshops with the Guild and other experts in the field to further develop my skills. These skills and ideas are constantly evolving.
I work mainly in Sterling Silver with a little touch of 24ct Gold appled using the Korean technique called Keum Boo and I like to use texture in my designs. A favourite technique is roller printing and I prefer a satin finish with highly polished highlights. Any other elements included are used in their natural state and recently I have been including slate.
I have exhibited mainly in the South Island in dealer Gallaries and have taken part in one or two Award exhibitions most recently with the 2017 Ashburton Society of Arts Award exhibition where I won the Merit Award.. My solo exhibition in 2013 was held at Arts in Oxford and featured my Silver and Slate collection and I was guest artist for the South Canterbury Art Society's exhibition in Timaru in 2017.
Each piece of jewellery is handmade and the pieces I make, I make for myself – they are what I would want to wear, what I feel comfortable with.