What is your main source of inspiration as a designer?
I create one-off pieces in response to the textures and forms of the seascape surrounding me. Inspired by a passion for fluid form and the simplicity of a hand drawn line, I approach each piece of jewellery as a sculpture, beginning in wax.
What is your favourite material to work with?
Combinations of gold look delicious stacked together – yellow, rose and white.
If you had to choose three words to describe your jewellery, what would they be?
Imperfect, Sculptural, Stylish
What led you to become a jewellery designer?
My background in Fine Art has imprinted an aesthetic onto the jewellery I make. I was curator of Newlyn Gallery from 1993-2000, I left the gallery to return to my own art practice – designing jewellery is a very tactile process, in the making and wearing of each piece. Creating jewellery that has a sculpted personality is a constant fascination – I want to see the hand of the artist in each piece – for me that makes each piece exciting and unique.
Which is the piece you would most like to have kept for yourself and why?
I still wear the very first stone drawn necklace I made. It has a particular irregularity and raw quality that appeals to me. That and a stack of gold and rose gold rings worn together - urchin, rock and cockle. I tend to go for simple textural combinations in different coloured gold.