Work for sale at
Tourist Imformation Centre Hertford
Niko Brown Gallery Baldock Street Ware.
Courtyards Arts Portvale Hertford
Mudlarks Fore Street Hertford
I am a jeweller that works in silver and glass.Colour is a strong element in my work. I tended to use blue with the use of turquoise and lapis lazuli, now other colours are getting a strong showing. Originally my work had repeated geometric shapes in my designs,which I enamelled.Then with the addition of Precious Metal Clay I found the designs tend to have a freer, more organic structure, which contrasts with the geometric shapes. I still used enamel to add colour to the silver, for example, creating stars, dots and zig-zags on my rings. A later addition to my jewellery is making my own glass beads giving me freedom to use colours and shapes I want,and producing a totally handmade piece of jewellery . I love trying out different materials,and seeing the colour and fun in them:leather,fabric,felt ,fused glass,coloured wire and resin.The result is combining different media to create an complete piece of jewellery,which each media fits in and brings out the other,such as felt and glass,or a plain blue bead come to life with other colours such as lime green glass and silver.
I also have been making fused glass objects such as bowls and coasters.A the moment experimenting with soap dishes.
To add to all this I have been teaching my various skills at workshops with both children and adults which has been rewarding and enjoyable.