Community. Engagement. Advocacy. Humor.
I am based in West Devon in the Tamar Valley where I have a small workshop. I have been working as a jeweller, designer and maker and as a teacher in schools and colleges since I graduated with a BA.hon's in Jewellery design from Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design in 1992. Over the years I have worked in education as an artist-in-residence, full-time / part-time teacher, course manager, workshop developer and provider. Currently I am lecturer, Year 1 (level 5) tutor for all HE Crafts courses and course leader of BA hons Jewellery & Silver-smithing at Plymouth College of Art and was for several years a guest tutor at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery.
I have recently completed my Masters in "Design: Maker & Materials" where methodologies for design thinking, creative processes and materials combinations have been my main focus.