Intimate sculptures, responding to the body in form and concept.

Studio jewellery - the central focus of my art practice - involves a creative and, at times, abstract approach to the making and wearing of jewellery. My jewellery re-imagines the natural world, with a penchant for working in the mode of the brooch; exploring a sculptural response to concepts such as symbiosis and co-dependence and a fascination with the processes of living organisms. Tangible examples within my locality are crucial for me to understand aesthetics and form but this is supported by collecting historical/scientific illustrations from seminal naturalists, botanists and biologists.  

The jewellery I make for exhibition is always wearable, though often with degrees of fragility or difficulty that are a result of the materials that best describe my intent.

Wearable everyday; handmade with memorable style.

I am currently supplying a small collection to Lord Coconut, in Melbourne Victoria - a boutique store and gallery stocking handcrafted contemporary men's jewellery, designer cufflinks and art. I also have a range of casual earrings at Townhouse Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania. In addition to the set ranges in sore, I am also able to work on commissions with individual clients and make work to a custom fit and style.

 
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Wheel thrown vessels and objects in Tasmanian Porcelain.

I have utilised porcelain as a component and material within my jewellery since first experimenting with the field at university. I have always enjoyed the plasticity and crisp characteristics of Les Blakebrough's Southern Ice and Cool Ice porcelains above any other clay I have tried. In late 2015 I sat down in front of a pottery wheel for the first time, with particular forms in mind for sculptural explorations and new jewellery elements. A great fondness has since developed for throwing vessels; a complimentary practice that fulfills a desire to make objects for use and function.

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