I spent my early years growing up in a remote fishing village in the Highlands of Scotland. Our house was so close to the sea that at high tide my dad's raspberry canes would be flooded and the fruits were often salty. My childhood was one of beach combing, fishing and foraging, and now I spend time with my children walking in beautiful wooded areas of Hertfordshire, endlessly collecting seed pods, twigs, leaves, moss and lichens. I have always been drawn to sparkly things and have found in silversmithing, a creative outlet which gives me the added joy of designing something I would wear myself. I currently work mainly at my kitchen table and I am lucky enough to be an Artist in Residence at Hertfordshire Jewellery Studio.
I hope you find something lovely to wear in my collections. Each piece is completely unique. They are all made with love and I feel its an honour to have people enjoying my jewellery.
In my Cove range I use traditional silversmithing techniques such as anti-clastic raising and fold-forming to bend and sculpt the silver into gorgeous undulating organic shapes.
Each piece of silver is lovingly wrapped in vintage lace to imprint a pattern into the surface. I use my love of fabrics and textiles to soften the look and feel of the silver. Some patterns come out clearly as lace and others more abstract like seaweed, moss or driftwood.
Circles and hammering feature greatly in my work. I use various tools and hammers to texture the surface of the silver and have rings, necklaces, bangles and earrings in this range which emulate the ripples in a stream or river.
I use semi-precious stones, sea glass and freshwater pearls to add light and colour to my pieces. Birthstones can be incorporated to personalize a commission.
This range of jewellery was inspired by the glorious sunshine of an Autumnal morning. Wearing one of these rings cannot fail to lift your spirits.
My grand passion is in capturing the beauty in all things natural: leaves, flowers, shells, seedpods. I have hand cast many items in my Hertford studio using the delft clay method but now use a little casting company in Hatton Garden who create reusable moulds enabling me to fulfil orders much more quickly and efficiently.