metalwork i jewellery i spoons
Pivoting forms forged from re-cycled silver, hammered, rolled, filed and matt polished to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets or cuff links.
23ct gold plating highlights the form.
Gold plated sterling silver ovals and circles combine with oxidised, gold plated and silver wands creating wearable chains, bracelets and earrings.
The understated nature of this series shadows the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi.
Oval bangles in oxidised, matt polished and gold plated silver, demonstrate the beauty found in simplicity of form, and explore different finish, texture and patina.
Singles, connected, and multiples.
Individually made chains, bracelets and earrings in oxidised silver, matt polished and gold plated circles and ovals, displaying a variety of form, and connected shapes.
Imagined tales from faraway lands told by salvaged twigs and bamboo, collected from the shoreline where I live. These materials influenced the making of this piece.
Hammered and cast pewter connected to found materials.
Pewter Live 2014 prizewinner, student category.
Classic shapes, simple forms created from a single piece of silver. Employing traditional methods of spoon forging, using a variety of stakes, hammers and files. An ongoing area of study.
Pickle forks and olive spoons created using traditional forging skills. Further investigation into hot metal casting and creating small accompanying vessels in fused and slumped glass is ongoing.
Special thanks to Emma Chapman for her stoneware dish shown here.
Connecting matt hematite, labradorite and cornelian beads with circles and ovals in oxidised, gold plated and matt polished silver creates a neckpiece or wrapping wristband.
Forged, gold plated silver neckpieces strung with linen thread, inspired by a memory of a POW cookhouse in Burma, earrings in oxidised silver with highlighted edges echo the form.
While the preservation of memory is a familiar notion, the idea of creating new work to convey past experience continues to be at the centre of my work practice.
The deprivation my father suffered as a Japanese POW is the narrative concerning this series of spoons, starvation, ownership, hardship and captivity respectively.
Polished and oxidised silver, connected to a seed pearl, rosewood and bamboo.