I was born and brought up in Liverpool until the age of fourteen when my family moved to Cornwall. Since then I have spent most of my life in West Penwith and more recently in the heart of Penzance.

The Penwith peninsula is a very special place to me and I feel very blessed to live here. There is such amazing light and energy in the landscape around me, the rocky coves, sandy beaches and rugged coastline inspires and opens my mind to a special creativity that inspires my silver jewellery designs. I love getting out with my border terrier 'Poppy' and embracing the beauty and vitality of the coastline I am surrounded by.

Throughout my life I have followed an artistic path in many different ways, working in floristry, antiques, watercolour and horticulture. I later trained in silversmithing at Morrab Art School, Penzance, 

where I learnt the basic techniques. From there I have honed my skills and many of the methods I use in my jewellery today are largely self taught. 

My studio overlooks Penzance Harbour and it is here I work designing and making bespoke jewellery by hand. I take pride in each individual piece and love letting my imagination and creativity take over to create beautiful shapes, textures and patinas. I make all my earring hooks and clasps to create a completely handmade piece.

 

You can purchase my jewellery directly from me via my Etsy Shop or send me a message on my contact page.

In 2013 I became a member of the Cornwall Craft Association and my work can be seen at their gallery at Trelissick House, Truro.

My jewellery is also available in a selection of galleries including the Lighthouse Gallery 

in Penzance, the Glyn Macey Studio in Marazion and Far & Wild in Perranporth. Further afield my work is displayed on the island of Tresco, Isles of Scilly and The Trade Winds Gallery in Milford on Sea.

I am always open to commissions and would love to hear your ideas so please do get in touch.

In 2020 I will be taking part in the 125 exhibition by Cornwall Crafts celebrating 125 years of the National Trust. CCA has collaborated with the National Trust at Trelissick to hold this inspirational show that will be exhibited in Trelissick House. Forty of CCA Members have engaged with this concept to produce some beautiful and unique pieces, covering all disciplines, from stunning lighting, quirky automata, shimmering glass to exquisite silver, textiles and ceramics. 

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