I am Masters graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery with Distinction in Jewellery and Related Products in 2018. I previously trained as a jeweller at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, and graduated with a Bachelors of Design Honours in 2014.
I make jewellery inspired by stories and mythologies. I use patterns to create narratives, and explore visual storytelling through my wearable art. My work has developed from etched metalwork with intricate beading, that is reflective of my illustration style, to goopy blue costume pieces made of silicone, and I enjoy experimenting with unusual materials.
The work that I developed throughout my MA centred around expanding the jewellery object to create Chimeric human-animal hybrid costumes on a large scale. I became enamoured with the medium of film, and combined these pieces with their human actors to form characters who captured ridiculous, surreal, fantastical stories that were told through filmed mockumentaries.
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While developing my degree show collection at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design I discovered that my niche skill within the world of jewellery-making is etching, especially hand-drawn nitric acid etches. Through this method of scraping away
lines of black etching fluid I fell in love with pattern drawing and this love has become my ink and paper illustrations. My portfolio of illustration is inspired by my penchant for the fantastical, and I often feature strange creatures within my highly patterned portraiture. The crisp black and white lines have become my signature style.