Inspiration comes in the form of each persons true personality and being able to understand their lives; from creating pieces inspired by particular journies they have travelled to designing pieces inspired by their love of the sea.
I take ideas from everywhere, every journey I take and every person I meet is part of what forms the personality of a design, no matter how simple or wild and translate them into a piece of jewellery.
Jewellery is the most unique and beautiful thing – it’s something that none of us need but what it can represent and give us can go far above what words and photos can say and thats why I love it – it’s everlasting.
Every commission that I work on is individual and no piece is ever the same. I ask questions about your ideas but also listen and feel my way through what you are about through getting to know you.
Strong research is a vitally important part of the process, which I follow through with the medium of drawing and painting. I create a series of designs and using a process of elimination we slowly form a final and beautiful design, and then make that vision a piece that literally jumps off the page.
I am not a jeweller, but a jewellery artist – my skills lie in translating my clients’ briefs into original illustrations and traditional plan drawings, which describe each design down to the very last detail. I then work closely with handpicked craftsmen to bring my designs to life, either by hand or through computer-aided design (CAD), depending on the nature of the piece.
My intense desire to explore beyond the boundaries of existing design is what defines me. Not necessarily to change or be different but to improve and listen, be relevant and give jewellery a soul to each person that owns a piece that I design. I want to hunt for the why and dissect each part of it to find the who and the what in a single work of art. Across the discipline of precious materials there holds a metaphor on how precious our lives are, on how frivolous we are with materials and products that are cheap and throwaway and by creating this ‘throwaway’ ‘carefree’ culture in how we are destroying our precious planet. My constant questioning is what makes my work evolve and my ideas flourish, the sadness, the greed and the vanity in our lives but also the genius in what the human race has created, the beauty in amongst the sadness and the genuine brilliance of people and of life itself. As long as each piece I create has a purpose and belongs to somebody then I will always create.