Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I am a designer and maker of objects to adorn the body. Making jewellery is an extension of my visual arts practice.

I am a great admirer of Alexander Calder, who made jewellery from the very beginning of his career. He used found objects, base and precious metals to make his distinctive pieces.

I love setting a beautiful smooth beach stone in silver, or using an old copper water heater for my enamelled pieces, elevating often overlooked things into objects that can be worn and treasured. My designs are usually in the form of collections, but they all have a common thread of reusing materials and referencing natural forms. While I consider my work to be art objects, most are wearable pieces of jewellery.

Biography

I was born in NSW Australia. I was a student at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner school in Sydney and then attended the Julian Ashton Art School in the Rocks, Sydney. After traveling in Europe I attended Douglas College in Vancouver Canada and completed an Associate Diploma in Graphic and Communication Arts. I then completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with Honours at the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Visual Arts, Jewellery Manufacture and Design at Tas Tafe.
I work from my home studio in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

The ocean is a recurring source of inspiration and this is one of my favourite places Lulworth, Tasmania