About the Artist
Originally from the Midlands, England, I moved to Scotland to attend Glasgow School of Art and Design, a school that has given me a means of opportunities and has enabled me to learn and develop skills within the specialism of Silversmithing and Jewellery on a BA Hons course, focussing on both aspects of designing and making.
Whilst at Glasgow, I recently went on exchange to Japan for six months. My work has directly been inspired by my exploration of Japan, through its diverse culture and history to its contemporary significance. With a particular interest within jewellery and textile media, I took a wealth of inspiration from the art of the Kimono and the pattern and prints found within these detailed cloths, to the contemporary unique culture that I experienced whilst in Japan.
With a love of colour, textures and mixed media, my work consists of a variety of outcomes that are constructed from inspiring materials found whilst in Japan, from, plastic fans and coffee spoons to organic pod structures found in Kyoto, that Geisha use to remove their make up.
I liked the idea of using materials that invoke memories through their form, colour or visual textures. Along with jewellery I have always had a particular interest within the discipline of floristry, with 10 years experience within this area, I wanted to contain and work within the idea of floral forms. By combining and exploring my found materials and working in a variety of scales, with regards to both the commercial market and the idea to produce a range of one off pieces. My body of work enables me to tell a story of my experience three dimensionally and each piece represents my memories.