I still find it surprising to think that I’ve been making jewellery for nearly 20 years. But, to be brutally honest with you I really can't think what I would do if it wasn't this. I find my work such therapy...it satisfies my soul to get lost in the making of a piece and I know I'm incredibly lucky in this respect.
Throughout my life I have always been drawn to the tangible and the intricate. Working with my hands and finding ways to keep them busy has been a common theme. I remember taking things apart in my fathers work shed as a child - seeing what happened as screws were unthreaded and lids were lifted to reveal worlds of wires and complex mechanics I didn't fully understand.
It was a natural path that led me to study 3D Arts and finally Jewellery & Silversmithing in 2004, and it's really only there that my soul was soothed.
It feels good to find something that you are good at.
I love to create, but the word 'manipulate' has always been the verb that I've fixated on. Completely changing the physical properties of any given medium is to almost become a part of it; it's a romanticised version of events, sure, but this is why I say my jewellery is 'made with love'. There's truly a piece of me, my time, my vision, my dedication, in every single piece.