I see my pieces as being worn by individuals who appreciate detail, uniqueness and originality. I love colour and its my primary reason why I use enamel. Vitreous enamel is powdered glass fused on metal - it's an ancient technique which I use in a contemporary way.
I trained in painting at art college and my approach to design is very much that of a painter: colour, texture, composition, shape and form. After having a career break when I had my children I retrained in silversmithing and enameling. I make jewellery in silver, copper and enamel and I make pendants, rings, earrings and bracelets. All my metal is recycled.
I am always evolving and finding more inspiration from many forms around me including pop art, the ocean and plant forms of Australia. I hope you love my work as all my pieces are born of love and toil.
How long have you been making jewellery?
I have been making jewellery for 3 years.
How did you get started?
I studied at tafe in silver smithing
What is your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is colour and art, the texture and gloss of oil paint which i represent in enamel.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own creative business.
The greatest challenge of being a designer maker business owner is time, fitting it all in to a very busy life is like fitting a big foot into a tiny shoe with a very forcefull shoe horn. I try to get it all in kids husband and work. its a great challange and one i heartily enjoy.
What is the best thing about owning your own creative business?
The best part of having a creative business for me is being on my own in my studio creating shutting out the world lost in a different part of my brain, meandering discovering solving and struggling, i love it purely the creative process.