• Commemorative

    May 13, 2014


    The sentimental and commemorative value that jewellery holds is undeniably one of the main reasons we are so attached to these objects. Jewellery stays in the family and often has matriarchal lineage. Hand engraving is a beautiful way to capture an image on metal. My olive branches, birds, boats, anchors and byzantine crosses are engraved by Duncan Vickers. I will often stamp text or dates to mark birthdays or anniversaries otherwise ‘where the wild things are’ also does the job!

  • Playdough

    May 13, 2014


    These rings are shaped by hand like playdough but using a soft wax. It’s liberating to be able to sculpt something using very few tools, making it handy when travelling. Working with wax can be tricky and difficult to control, but it is responsive as well, very much like clay. Once the wax is complete it is cast into silver or gold using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. The level of detail achieved is fantastic, so much so that I have to file off my imprinted fingerprints. The results are rings that have that dug up unique quality.

  • Fusilage

    March 25, 2014


    This collection is directly named after its method of creation. The links are fused together rather than soldered. The silver is heated to a temperature of 900°C. At that point it begins to melt and the two ends are bought together and fused to form a small blob. The  links are then rolled out to produce a lovely graphic hand drawn effect.

  • Paper chains

    March 25, 2014


    A symbol of connectedness and playfulness these paper chains are inspired by the paper chains we all made as children. Three oversized links are finished off with a long leather link.

  • Remember you must die

    March 25, 2014


    A skull is a definite serious symbol and humble reminder of our temporary existence. It has also been associated with secret societies, poison, vanity, courage, rebelliousness and celebrating the dead. It’s no wonder they are plastered over everything. My skulls were originally carved by jeweller Kathy Maclay. They have a beautiful level of detail and look a little happy. Plain or gem encrusted they have a timeless appeal. Many have become wedding rings with sparkling diamond eyes.



  • The pebble. 2004. Ten Volcanic Years

    March 20, 2014

    pebblesilverchainpebbletoolspebblestickncpceA pebble is a rock fragment that is a result from millions of years of abrasion in the sea or rivers. This is erosion at its best. The shape of pebbles is determined by the type of rock, it’s hardness and its breakage pattern. Igneous rocks are more resistant to weathering which produces spherical, super smooth shapes. Softer layered rocks such as slate will  produce very flat ovoid shapes. When we hold a pebble we not only experience it’s smooth tactile surface, we are also linked with the earth’s geological processes. Pebbles are reservoirs of history, karma, and energy. It’s hard to stroll on a beach and not pick up pebbles. One of my fav ongoing commissions is to set client’s pebbles into rings. I usually stamp the year and name of the beach it was collected from. It makes a wonderful keepsake. Pebble tools are among the earliest man made artifacts dating from the Palaeolithic period. I collected some beautiful pebbles from the Nepean River in Sydney which became pebble tools. Still one of my favourite artworks. Ten Volcanic Years opens next  Friday night.

  • Greens and Blues

    November 28, 2013


  • Silver opens at Museum of Brisbane

    November 25, 2013

    silverSilver is a new exhibition at the wonderfully restored Museum of Brisbane. Curated by Jacqueline Armistead, six jewellers have been paired up with six photographers to collaborate on new artworks inspired by Brisbane. I was lucky to be paired up with the talented Michael Cooke (as pictured) I won’t say too much about the show and let the art do the talking.  Until 27 April 2014.



    pointyboxpumice First and last images by Museum of Brisbane photographer Chelsea Sipthorp.  Museum of Brisbane



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