My background has embraced many forms of the arts. At college I studied textiles at Goldsmith’s College followed by a postgraduate year at the Warsaw Academy of fine Art in Poland, where I became preopccupied by tapestry, sculpture and conceptual art.
During the 1990’s I was a curator, both at my own gallery in Edinburgh and as Director of Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall.
I began to make my own work in 2000 developing into smaller scale pieces that could be worn as jewellery.
My background in the Arts has remained a strong influence. Living in West Cornwall has also shaped the work I make. The sculptural forms and textures of the coastline are a constant fascination; I love the fabric-like twists and folds of seaweed, the diversity in the contours of pebbles, the weathered character of flotsam I see washed up every day. The dichotomy of the precious and the organic - special stones encircled by sea worn fragments of silver – characterises much of my inspiration.
At its heart is the sculpture and tapestry of my background. Constant experimentation, playfulness and continual development of ideas alongside mindfullness of the relationship of each piece with the wearer drives my creative process.