I have been making jewellery now for 18 years, but before then had a rather ordinary office job. I studied jewellery making at West Dean College in Chichester and now make bespoke jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones.
I was one of the first people to begin using glass in jewellery, winning the prestigious British Craft Trade Fair newcomer award in 2003. I have since appeared on television, BBC radio, and featured in various newspapers and magazines showcasing my work.
I live in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and although not originally from the island, I just love living here. I enjoy being surrounded by the sea and such beautiful countryside, and can regularly be seen out on my bike, possibly enjoying a drink after.
I continually seek to improve on my technical and designing skills to produce better jewellery, this way my work is always evolving and re-creating itself into new dimensions, therefore feeding the creativity that goes into each piece I make. I love working with customers to achieve their vision, and most of the time each piece of jewellery I make has a story behind it to tell.