I studied for a BA Hons degree in 3D design at Manchester Metropolitan University, followed by an MA at the Birmingham School of Jewellery.
My approach to jewellery is to express what interests me visually, drawing on shape and form from the natural world and presenting it in an abstracted way. Through the design process I explore form through simple lines and how repeating or layering materials and components can change the effect of a piece. I employ a variety of metal forming techniques, using hand tools and skills alongside the casting process.
After a period of research I am developing a new body of work, which explores ideas of emotion and emotional responses. One strand is inspired heavily by microscopic images of disease and bacteria, translating images of matter that we find unpleasant and finding the beauty within it to evoke a contrasting response.