I have been enamelling for over 25 years. I began by teaching myself from books and later attended workshops run by the Guild of Enamellers. I began making jewellery at Adult Education classes, firstly evenings at Croydon and later I studied under Louise O’Neill at SCOLA, Sutton. I have also studied enamelling under Joan Mackarell at West Dean College. I have successfully completed an Open College of the Arts course in Jewellery and a City and Guilds course in Enamelling. I was Chairman of the Guild of Enamellers in 1998 and have held many other Offices with them both at regional and national level. Having completed a Certificate in Education, I now teach Jewellery and enamelling, alongside making and selling my own work.
Membership of Societies:
Craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers,
British Society of Enamellers (Glass on Metal Artists)
Surrey Guild of Craftsmen
Association of Contemporary Jewellers (ACJ)
Awards and Prizes:
Peter Woolfe Cloisonné Cup: 1992,1996,2003,2004,2008, 2015, 2016.
Maureen Carswell Award 1992
Chairman’s Rosebowl 1992
Winner of the themed exhibition at the Guild of Enamellers conferences in 2008 and 2000
By Popular Vote, ‘Enameller Elect’ at the Guild of Enamellers’ weekend conference 2015
Croydon Council Awards 2015, Grade 1 Tutor
Level 3 in Jewellery Open College Network 2004
Cert. Ed. (PCET) 2006
City and Guilds in Enamelling 2008