Plymouth College of Art
3D Design Crafts
I am a jewellery designer and maker from Devon. My work draws inspiration from the shapes and forms within architecture and the interconnecting nature of construction and I convey these forms into bold statement pieces. This approach means my work conveys a brutalist appearance, with heavy geometric lines and forms, adapted to compliment the shape and contours of the body. I create jewellery to be displayed that creates joy, interest and interaction when worn. Precious in nature, my work is designed for longevity, to hopefully become the heirlooms of future generations. I utilise recycled metals where possible, including silver and gold, however I also use brass and copper within my designs. I am interested in and enjoy the beauty of the manipulation of metal to create textures upon it. This understanding of material behaviour provides a physical connectivity throughout the realisation of my designs. I appreciate traditional jewellery making methods but I am also keen to embrace new technologies such as 3D CAD to enhance the quality of my ideas.
January 2021 - PL-AQUE, The Box, Plymouth. Exhibition of jewellery work in progress inspired by the design and architecture of Smeatons Tower, Plymouth. June 2021 - Mount Edgcumbe House & Gardens, Cornwall. Exhibited large scale sculpture within the public garden at Mount Edgcumbe. 2019 - Entanglement Exhibition, Falmouth Poly, Falmouth. Exhibition of jewellery created from ghost fishing net 2019 - Entanglement, Collaboration with Victoria Sewart Gallery Plymouth and The Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Designed and created a range of jewellery utilising discarded ghost fishing net from Cornish beaches, to highlight the plight of the entanglement of marine life. Proceeds of sales donated to the Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall.