Artist’s Statement

I am a designer-maker of contemporary art jewellery, specialising in silver and small scale hot glass techniques. My work is often inspired by Light; my pieces are designed to reflect or refract light from external sources, or emit their own light through fluorescence or phosphorescence, while other pieces are inspired by vibrant city lights at night.

I love to juxtapose vivid colours against monochromatic schemes, and incorporate intricate detail into my pieces. By using coloured glass components and gemstones I am able to maintain bright, colourful elements in my work. My current collections combine hollow, blown glass components with sterling silver, gold, coloured glass, lustres, enamels and faceted stones.

Please check my new Blog for updates on my experiments with glass, precious metals and vitreous enamels. This is where you will be able to keep up to date with my activities, and find out my latest news.

Currently, I work from my studio in Manchester in the U.K. and sell through a number of different shops, galleries, exhibitions, fairs and online; please see my ‘Events’ and ‘Outlets’ pages for more details. It is possible to purchase my jewellery by mail order, and I am very happy work to commission; visit my ‘Contact’ page for the different ways you can get in touch to discuss your ideas.

I also offer workshops and courses in lampworking glass and jewellery making. Please ask for a course or workshop tailored to your learning requirements.