The need to ‘make’ has always been an integral part of me but it was only when I was introduced to working metal in college that I found my match and my muse. My current jewellery pieces combine this love of material with a strong sense of place and a fascination with the natural world.
The collections I’m creating are intrinsically linked to the sea and inspired by walks along the beaches of my native Anglesey or precious visits to Ynys Enlli/ Bardsey Island. I draw influence from the tangles of seaweed left at high tide, the exciting treasure found along the shoreline as well as the golden wind-blown marram grass.
My designs are developed through drawing and experimentation in metal. These I translate into silver or gold by hand in my workshop overlooking the Carneddi Mountains, on the edge of Snowdonia. I endeavour to use only recycled silver and gold whenever possible to create my jewellery and I am also a registered Fairtrade goldsmith.
Since 1995, I have been honoured to create many bespoke pieces as well as trophy commissions including Crowns for the Anglesey Eisteddfod, Cerdd Dant trophies and twice creating the Crown for the National Eisteddfod of Wales (Anglesey and Cardiff).