I am a contemporary jewellery designer and maker inspired by natural forms. My jewellery is handcrafted using silver, gold, palladium and platinum and ethically sourced gemstones. All gold and silver used is either fully recycled or sourced from a single mine gold mine in Mali with an audited chain of custody to ensure an ethical and responsible provenance.
I handmake all my jewellery in my studio workshop at 4 Minster Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have a range of jewellery available to buy from the boutique gallery, or you can commission your own personal and unique item of jewellery.
4 Minster Street is in the historic city centre of Salisbury overlooking the Market Square. On the first floor there is a consultation space to discuss your bespoke designs, a jewellery gallery displaying my available designs and samples. This leads through to a student workshop where you can make your own wedding rings and jewellery, alongside my own workshop.
I use traditional techniques to handmake each item of jewellery, so no two pieces are ever the same. I work with sterling silver, yellow, white and rose gold, palladium and platinum. A lot of my designs are focused around natural gemstones chosen for their striking colours and patterns.
My handmade jewellery designs are inspired by nature, botanical forms and textures. I use photography and sketching to record interesting features in nature, and incorporate them in unique, organic designs. My signature 'tendrils' of twisting silver and gold are inspired by vines and climbers. The intricate leaves incorporated in many of my designs are individually textured using real leaf skeletons, making each one truly unique.
I operate my handmade jewellery business as responsibly as I can to reduce my environmental impact.
• My metal supplier uses recycled metal in its bullion, such as sheet and wire. All scrap metal left over from creating my jewellery is collected for recycling, even filings and dust. The gold and silver scrap is melted down, refined and reused to create new sheet, wire and castings.
• All gold and silver used is either fully recycled or sourced from a single mine gold mine in Mali with an audited chain of custody to ensure an ethical and responsible provenance.
• I use natural gemstones in my jewellery which are all responsibly sourced and conflict free. I can also source laboratory grown gemstones, which have the same chemical composition, and thus hardness and colour, as their natural counterparts. They don't, however, have the potential ethical and environmental issues associated with mined gemstones.
• I use recycled paper for my stationery, made from post consumer waste. My business cards and postcards are also made using recycled paper.
My beautiful branded packaging is made from recycled paper and card, and a part recycled foam interior. I recycle all other recyclable materials generated by my business, such as paper and plastic.