In 2000 I started seriously exploring jewellery after becoming increasingly fascinated with precious metal clay (PMC). The clay connection came from more than 20 years as a successful potter, and I enjoy the challenge of working on a very different scale. I am now working exclusively with silver, wire and semi-precious stones.
My current body of work explores the fusion of several techniques, which I have been refining since 2003. Crocheted and knitted fine wire is combined with shell, PMC silver or sometimes used alone in sculptural form, to create cuff bracelets, necklaces, collars and rings which I then weave with gemstones, pearls and crystals. I have a life-long knowledge of knitting and crochet which gives an endless supply of inspiration for stitches as well as for pattern and colour. This medium holds seemingly unlimited possibilities and in 2006 I have been exploring more textural and sculptural directions, as the crocheted wire allows for strength and form while still maintaining a delicate beauty. I am excited by this combination of techniques and gratified by the response to the work. I have designed a collection priced to appeal to a wide range of customers, from simple pendants selling at $50 to elaborate collars and cuffs up to $2000.