The natural elements of the earth and sea are a strong influence and inspiration for my fluid jewellery designs. My designs are constantly evolving as I experiment ,while it is important that the pieces are well crafted and comfortable to wear. I see jewellery as talismans too that inspire or hold a personal magic for the wearer.
I originally studied Jewellery/Silversmithing at the Sydney College of the Arts, but a New Zealander by descent ,living in Northland since 1991. My travels have taken me sailing from Australia to North America and sailing through the Pacific,creating and selling jewellery for many years, and now happily settled for the past 14 years in Kerikeri.
I repeat a number of elements in my work,which enables it to be affordable,yet the infinite combinations possible keeps these pieces essentially unique. I love using NZ Pounamu (Greenstone) as well as a variety of other gemstones Experimenting with the sculptural elements of jewellery as expressions of wearable art is my passion, hence Expressive Elements NZ
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