My work is characterised by simplicity of form and purity of line – classical but contemporary. She is influenced by artefacts from ancient Mediterranean cultures – particularly evident in the collections held at the Villa Guilia, Rome and the Heraklion Museum, Crete.
After training in typography and working in publishing, all the while developing my jewellery skills, I switched to making jewellery full time in 2000. I use traditional hand tools and techniques; piercing, hammering and forging high carat gold and silver, embellished with old cut gemstones, cabochons and pearls. Each piece is hand worked using very fine emery papers resulting in a lustrous matt finish, sometimes with burnished edges.
The collection evolves slowly – I have worked for many private clients designing and making new commissions as well as remodelling precious old pieces for the 21st century. I am a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.