Joanne handmakes fine artist jewellery with themes influenced by her love of nature. The one-off designs and bespoke pieces are created by hand in precious materials – 18ct gold, platinum, palladium and a wide variety of gemstones, including rare items and unusual cuts.
The style of work is often distinctly organic with twisting and dramatic shapes as well as many timeless and classic items. Joanne uses traditional techniques such as forging, piercing and repousse. Recently Joanne has developed a range of representational themes which often stem from her love of sketching and watercolours during her time away from the workbench. These ‘vignette’ items are rather like framed artworks that focus on one moment, giving insight into a particular subject. Designs are influenced by her love of nature, landscape, history, archaeology, ballet & classical music.