For me, jewellery is primarily an expression of the fun to be found in handling new and novel objects. This haptic engagement, combined with imaginative form and bold colour, lies at the heart of my practice.
Once the seed of an idea arrives, it's a matter of coaxing out its potential through a process of experimentation and play until something tangible and fresh begins to emerge.
The next step involves refining the designs - transforming semi-abstract forms into durable and comfortable finished pieces. This stage feels like a collaboration between myself and the materials – letting the soft nappa leather and sterling silver speak for themselves, and be shaped into forms that reflect their natural properties.
The final sculptural piece is something that synthesises complex construction with structural simplicity, always with the wearer in mind.
With my Bespoke Colour service, fashioning an item that has a sense of individuality is now an option.
Exhibition at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market - April 2015
Seren Wen - Oriel Myrddin Gallery Nov/Dec 2014
The Garden, Nevern - August 2014
Hearth and Home - Oriel Myrddin Nov/Dec 2013
MADE Showcase - Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sept/Oct 2013
The Garden - August 2013
Y Lle Celf - August 2013
Only One, Mokspace - London - June - July 2013
Matter Lumina, Cardiff - May 2013
Wonderwool Wales - April 2013
Glow London - February 2013
Matter Lumina - November 2012
Festival of Quilts - August 2012
Oriel Myrddin - February 2012
Goldsmiths Hall - January 2012
Festival of Quilts 2011
New Designers 2011
Middlesex Degree Show 2011
Encore at MODA 2009
Scholarships and Awards:
- Winner of 'Year in a Creative Unit' at The Aberystwyth Arts Centre
- Goldsmiths Getting started Programme 2012, funded by the Goldsmiths Company
- Joint Winner for the Graduate Showcase Bursary Awarded at the Festival of Quilts 2011
BA Hons in Jewellery Design - Middlesex University - First Class Hons
Foundation in Art and Design - Carmarthenshire College of Art
ND in Fashion and Textile Design - Pembroke College
Guest Lecturer: BA Jewellery - Carmarthenshire College of Art
Studio assistant - Paul Seville
Studio assistant - Comfort Station
Set and prop assistant - Secret Cinema
Photo shoot set assistant - Lucy Butler
Workshop assistant - Sara Lloyd-Morris