July 2019 sees me celebrating 30 years designing and making individual designer jewellery and silverware, always with a sense of movement in the flow of the design. Though I grew up in London, I took my degree in Leicester and then worked in the London jewellery trade for 7 years. Having decided I wanted to make my own designs, I studied diamond mounting at Sir John Cass and also gained my FGA & DGA certificates to support my experience working as a diamond sorter and precious stone buyer. I completed my studies in America at Haystack Mountain school of craft learning anti-clastic and syn-clastic raising with Michael Good and Heikki Seppa . These hammering techniques enable me to create the curvaceous design ideas I have. By raising two curves in opposite direction creating large yet light forms – frequently with the fittings an integral part of the piece – I have always complemented these forms or combined them with fabricated or carved and cast pieces.
Over the years I have won numerous Goldsmiths Crafts’ Council Design Awards, and a special award from The Company for my silver teapot. Most notably I have won Designer of the Year & Best Designs in Diamonds at the UK Jewellery awards. Now based in Dorset together with my husband Andrew Lammas, we work primarily to order and welcome commissions for special occasions. I love selecting fabulous coloured gemstones for dramatic dress rings/pendants etc and enjoy working with couples to create their engagement and wedding ring sets. I have exhibited in America and Europe and was a regular exhibitor at the Goldsmiths’ Fair London. More recently I have exhibited across the country with Craft in Focus and Made in Britain but am thrilled to be exhibiting here in Sheffield for the first time.