My jewellery is inspired by living in Cornwall and observing the sea, the tides, the coastlines and hedgerows. Seasonal changes give me constant ideas, emerging curled ferns, the shape of tiny coltsfoot leaves as well as the double petals in a gorse flower are captured. The seascape of rolling tides, waves, spray as well as botanical and geological features are all represented in combinations of silver, copper and bronze.
I work from my studio in St Keverne where initial ideas are sketched out. Once I am happy with these I will draw the shape on to the chosen metal before cutting. I love the irregularities of nature so many pieces will represent this. Bangles and rings may be twisted, earrings might have an asymmetrical detail and added colours of different metals give a distinct finish. Texturing is the fun part of the process and I love experimenting to create effects.
Each piece of jewellery is totally unique – every piece has its own story.