The found objects I use in my work are in the main the inspiration for my jewellery. Collecting objects from the obscure to the miniature, found and fabricated is the starting point for most designs.
These objects become the narrative form for my jewellery and are collaged together by arrangement and rearrangement until all of the objects make a connection, in order to create lively, colourful, spontaneous stories.
I aspire to evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I consciously work in a miniature scale in order to create attention so that the onlooker has to become more involved in the piece, hopefully sparking memory and thought as well as making them smile.
1988-1992 BA(Hons) Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art.
1992-1993 Post Graduate diploma, Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art.
1993-1994 Business/Design Skills Course, Crafts Council of Ireland.
1992 The Platinum Award
1995 Scottish Arts Council Start Up Grant
2008 'Reclaimed Beauty', The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2008 Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Represented by CraftsScotland).
2007/08 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: 2007 Jewellery - Touring Exhibition.
2006 Showcase, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck.
2005/06 100% Proof, Cambridge MA, San Francisco, London, Carmarthen, Edinburgh
2005 Maker-Wearer-Viewer, Glasgow, Nijmegen, Edinburgh
2004/05 Collect, V&A Museum
2002 Solo Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Council.
2001 ‘Secrets of the Sea’ Panel for Adventure of the Seas, Royal carribean International Cruise Ship.
2000 ‘Ocean Treasures’ panel for Explorer of the Seas, Royal Carribbean International Cruise Ship.
1999 ‘Woman for the Stairs’, The New Fawcett Library, London
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
The Craft Council Collection, London.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal.
The Museum of Ulster, Belfast.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.
- CAA Exhibitions
- Current Exhibition
- Coming Soon