New work, Competition Success and a Craft Show

Remember my Blue Vase Necklace? I was very excited to win a Bronze Award at this years’ Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. You can see the other winners here and watch the virtual Awards … [Read more...]

Silver and Enamel Tea strainer inspired by Damascene Tiles at Leighton House, London

Silver and Enamel Tea Strainer - Damascene Flowers I made this for an exhibition with the Guild of Enamellers. The subject was Friendship and Continuity. A tea strainer seemed a perfect choice … [Read more...]

Blue Vase Necklace

I have been doing some online Art Classes with Leighton House Museum, London. It was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton. It grew into a ‘private … [Read more...]

“For the Love of an Elephant“ new cloisonné enamel necklace

For the Love of an Elephant cloisonné enamel necklace I made this necklace for the Cookson Gold February Design of the Month competition. The theme was Love and I immediately thought of this title … [Read more...]

Farewell to 2020

I thought it fitting at the end of this most momentous and eventful year to write a brief post to mark the close. What a year it has been! I began in January trying to balance teaching, supporting … [Read more...]

Hothouse Flower Pendants and the Pursuit of Excellence

Is an artist or craftsman ever truly satisfied with their achievements? An interesting question and whilst I think everyone will have their own answer to this, I think overall the answer is probably … [Read more...]

Warlingham Craft Fair

Two blog posts in a week! What is happening to me? I am really excited because I am taking part in a real life event at Warlingham Church Hall on Saturday 5 December 10am to 3 pm. It is the first time … [Read more...]

Botanical Gardens – The Latest News

I am really excited to announce that my Botanical Gardens - Wisley Necklace has been chosen to be included in the new Association of Contemporary Jewellers (ACJ), exhibition Glasshouses. Botanical … [Read more...]

Tiny Silver Dishes

I decided to experiment making something slightly larger than my usual jewellery. These are still quite small being around 50 mm in diameter. Champlevé enamel with cloisonné detail and hand engraved. … [Read more...]

Wisley Botanical Gardens Enamel

I have been thinking a lot recently about visits to Botanical Gardens and the wonderful collections of plants that they house. I have many happy memories of visiting Kew Gardens as a young child with … [Read more...]