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I spent most of my professional life in a science career working in a variety of teaching hospitals in London, having extended what should have been a short overseas trip into a 26 year stay.  However, I have always been an artist at heart, and whilst in the capital I took the opportunity to train at the Sir John Cass School of Art (now part of London Metropolitan University) to obtain a Diploma in Art and Design, specialising in jewellery.

After returning to New Zealand in 2005 I made Nelson, in the South Island, my home and base for my own jewellery business. Seeking to create unique hand made pieces of jewellery that are both stylish and wearable, I make a broad range of rings, pendants, earrings and necklaces in silver and gold. I typically incorporate precious stones in most of my pieces, sometimes in combination with natural materials such as pearls, New Zealand paua shell and wood. I am continually exploring new techniques, and am inspired by the colours, forms, patterns and textures of the beautiful natural environment of the South Island. I strive for balance in my work, rather than mere symmetry, and seek to create pieces which are elegant, without being overly complex. My work now features in galleries throughout New Zealand and Rarotonga, and I hope you have enjoyed looking at a small selection of my jewels on this website. Please don't forget to visit (and like!) my Facebook page (link below) which has even more examples of my work.




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