In the 1980s I was collecting Art Deco and that carried on through into this century until in about 2005 when my eye turned to the style of my childhood, mid-century modern, and in particular Brutalism – those big concrete and glass forms that so many people love to hate.
My jewellery making began with me playing around with fold-forming copper which is great fun, then somewhere along the road Brutalism raised its head again and I have been hooked ever since – at last I have found my muse and its big, heavy, brutal and all together beautiful.
Then of course there are the gems. I love colour and from a very early age had a fascination with all types gems.
I now cut and polish the gems I buy, and this gives me enormous satisfaction as I can size and shape them to fit with the aesthetic of the jewellery I’m making.