So what’s so special about contemporary jewellery?
Contemporary jewellery has a sense of surprise, experimentation and ingenuity – how is that made? how did the artist think to use that material? Contemporary jewellery is an expression of the individual – both the wearer, who is willing to step outside the boundaries of traditional or mass market jewellery and who has an appreciation for the skill behind unique design, and the artist, whose work expresses their inspiration and embodies their personal creative journey. Contemporary jewellery is a facilitator of communication. When you wear contemporary jewellery you’re connecting to individuals in a community rather than faceless consumption of generic items.
My jewellery practice is broad, covering both exhibition, commissions, remakeries, repairs and a production jewellery. I love to experiment with materials and processes. An extensive range of my work can be found at my gallery and workshop, Studio 20/17 Project Space. One day I’ll get around to updating my website with more work but these days I’m having fun on instagram so that’s where you’ll see what I’ve been up to lately. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Palawan Pebbles, inspired by a walk along a pebble beach in Palawan, Philippines. At the end of the beach was a beautiful and cooling, freshwater waterfall, which fell into cascading waterholes, before merging with the saltwater of the ocean. It was both incredibly invigorating and relaxing to spend time floating in the cool water after the long hot walk.
Coming From Nothing was inspired by the freedom that both a place and mental space of emptiness can bring. It allows for fresh, new ideas and pure creativity
The Rajasthani Lights series is a limited production series incorporating emeralds, rubies and sapphires sourced while travelling in Rajasthan, alongside elements of cold enamel. More recently I have incorporated other precious gemstones. Memories of the richness and saturation of colour in India inspired this series.
Rajasthani Bands were inspired by the natural organic hand made quality of craftmanship in the streets of India. Originally utilising gemstones sourced on my travels to India, I’ve now expanded the range to include a broader range of precious gemstones. I also enjoy making rings in this series from customers gold and gemstones.
Patterns of flowers collection. exploring repetition and colour, this series explores simplified forms found in nature