I'm a Yorkshire-based jeweller, enameller and printmaker, working in etched, engraved & enamelled silver and copper along with other metals as the inspiration takes me.
Most printmakers will tell you that they often prefer the plate to the print, and that was the starting point for my work using printmaking techniques in jewellery.
Sterling silver is combined with copper and brass, textured, etched and engraved. In addition, on some pieces, layers of vitreous enamels are used in a painterly way to add elements of colour.
My work is inspired by the English landscape, my printmaking practice, and training as a garden designer. The design process is intentionally spontaneous, responding to the combination, chemistry & properties of the materials I use, and I do love a happy accident!
When printmaking I love to use ALL the processes! Etching, collagraph, lithograph and monoprint are used in layers with collaged ink drawings, rubbings and sometimes metal elements added.
I sell through galleries locally and throughout the country, and love to get out and meet people at local events. I don't sell through the website but you can find out where to find my work on my stockists page, or follow me on Facebook, instagram or Twitter for news of what I'm up to.