Natalie loves nothing more than to sit at her bench and to become lost in the making of each piece.
Creating wearable pieces of work to adorn and decorate the body has always been her focus, keeping it simple, delicate and beautiful she translates her references and research into pieces of work that vary in both the processes used to design them but also the materials chosen to make them.
Her collections explore pattern, repetition and texture, and much of her work involves a strong focus on rich floral aesthetics. Currently however, Natalie is moving in a new direction - finding delight in rough textures and one-off pieces - watch this space!
And....when not working from her Wellington workshop Natalie focusses her attention on a collective entitled 'The Makers' - a jewellery collective and gallery shop situated in the heart of Wellington, where her and three other founder members have created a platform on which to showcase their work directly to the public.
BA Hons Design for Industry Jewellery & Silversmithing: Birmingham City University
HND Design Crafts: Wolverhampton University
HND Jewellery & Silversmithing: University of Central England, Birmingham
Award of Excellence: FLUX Exhibition as part of Brilliantly Birmingham, December 2010
1st Prize: Charles Green & Son CAD Design Competition, March 2010
Shortlisted: Jackson Travel Prize, May 2006
Commendation Certificate and Silver Award: Goldsmiths Craftsmanship Awards, March 2006
Shortlisted: Royal Society of Arts 'Medal Design', March 2006
2nd Prize: Domino Manufacturing & Casting competition, February 2006
Showcase 500 Rings: Lark Publishing