Working in metal

My jewellery is original, quirky, but very wearable and delicate, taking organic forms and simplifying them, shapes echoing those of leaves, flowers and forms found in nature.

I work using silver, brass and copper, often etching it to add pattern and texture. Then shapes are cut out by hand, filed and then soldered to create the pieces, and add oxidised colour to the copper. Cleaning and polishing is the last step. Blue titanium is sometimes added as a feature. The clocks are made in a similar way, using a big torch flame for the soldering. Because there are so many processes each piece can take a few days to make. My clocks show animals and birds, and along with the jewellery, form an illustrated miniature world inspired by details of the natural world around us.

My customers tell me they like my work for its originality, and that in buying it they have a sense of gaining something individual and humorous and beautiful.

I use silver, copper, brass and titanium and when these metals are heated during soldering I create colour effects, and control them through experience to get just the right colour or pattern.
I use silver, copper, brass and titanium and when these metals are heated during soldering I create colour effects, and control them through experience to get just the right colour or pattern.