I have always been interested in art and this has developed into a passion for making jewellery. I was extremely fortunate to meet and be taught by Bill Wilson, who was a wonderful and generous teacher, to whom I am eternally indebted.

On a trip to Florence I was captivated by an Etruscan style ring and this ignited my interest in learning both ancient and modern metalsmithing techniques. I love the tactile quality of precious metals.

My inspiration is drawn from the beauty of natural forms, the legacy of the ancients and other cultures I have encountered during extensive travel.

 

In 2015 I became a member of The Goldsmiths' Company Directory:

Registered Member of the Goldsmiths' Company

 

Courses Attended

2012 - Workshop in repoussé and chasing at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence.

2006 - Private tuition in alloy making, drawing down wire and metal weaving with Master Goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja in Todi.

2005 - Private tuition in Etruscan-style granulation with Master Goldsmith Giovanni Corvaja in Todi.

 

Awards

2016 January, Cooksongold Design of the Week.