Making jewellery allows me to share with others my pleasure and enjoyment of designing and creating things of beauty and intrigue using my own hands and skills. It gives me the freedom to use whatever colours, materials and forms I want, to recreate as wearable art the things I view and appreciate in everyday life which inspire me.
Using enamel and cast glass in my jewellery provides the interaction of light, transparency, colour and form I see around me in my daily walks in our local park surrounded by native bush and edged by the tidal waters of the upper Waitemata.
Incorporating handwoven wirework and chainmaking along with the combination of gold and silver in many of my designs reflects my respect and admiration of the ancient techniques and materials used by my artisan predecessors.
Many pieces of my jewellery I make using a variety of materials and techniques.