Artist’s Statement

 

In my work I explore surface textures and pattern. Much of my work centres around the idea of protection and the resilience of people, as well as the persistence of certain themes across cultures. I work on a small scale, and have an interest in jewellery that lays not so much in the idea of jewellery as ornament, but more in the ways that people are emotionally attached to their jewels and the ways that jewellery is associated with memory. I am influenced by the world around me, other contemporary makers’ works and by historical artefacts.