In a small house in Caerphilly, Wales, there lives a girl, a boy, two manic rabbits and a little spare room full of tools and smiles and fun. It’s a happy magical creative place and it’s home.
I used to be a science teacher but Bunsen burners and lasers just didn’t cut it anymore so I took the giant leap, quit my job and became a full time goldsmith …that’s the technical term even though I usually work in silver. Some people meditate; I saw, burn and hammer metal and I’m a happier better adjusted person for it ?
My jewellery is all made by me, by hand, in my studio in Caerphilly. I work predominantly in sterling silver and much of my work reflects the fact that my favourite tool is my piercing saw. I also work in gold, copper, glass, and enamel, and I’m constantly adding new media to fit the designs in my head.
A quick look at my jewellery will tell you a lot about my interests; I love animals especially my little house bunnies Orla and Gráinne, whose silhouettes are the inspiration for many of my bunny earrings and pendants. I love science, and now have both a dinosaur-themed range of jewellery and a range based around the constellations of the night sky