Originally from the United States (Athens, Georgia); now living and working in Birmingham, United Kingdom
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The Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, England
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MA (Commendation) Jewellery, Silversmithing, and Related Products from Birmingham City University, United Kingdom (2010)
BFA (Hons) Jewelry and Metalworking from the University of Georgia, United States (2009)
I am interested in the dialogue created when recognisable forms from the history of European fashion and the decorative arts are combined, changed, and reinterpreted in a modern material.
For this project I chose to focus on material research and development, exploring plaster as a primary material in jewellery. Plaster has long been used in architectural decoration, but the plaster I use has been chemically changed with modern products to create an altered material that is waterproof and suited for use in jewellery production. I explored surface enhancement and advanced construction techniques to further develop the jewellery. I developed my construction methods based on historical plasterwork, adapting these techniques to fit my personal design agenda.
The images and forms I use come directly from my photos and drawings, based on objects seen on my visits to museums and stately homes. My interest in the forms, patterns, and images from the rich history of European design inspires this collection of contemporary jewellery.
Haha! The holidays differ wildly. When I was young, I used to hate it because the anglo-centric television programmers would start showing Tarzan series when the English schools were on holiday and then I never saw the end because we went back to school first!
"US Ethical Gem Fair (Tucson 2020)
next year in Tucson, Arizona, where we will be part of the greatest gem and jewellery event on the planet.
From February 3rd to 6th, 2020, we will be running a gem fair with fellow gemstone suppliers Ian…"
"Winter ExhibitionPrivate View Wednesday 13th November 2019 from 6pm - 9pmThursday 14th - Sunday 17th November 2019 from 11am - 5pmThe Garden House, Long Hill, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1NQ07799…"
"Jewellery Hot Benching:
Hire an individual bench including use of tools & equipment (materials not included)
Available Monday - Friday 9am-5pm:
£20 Full Day | £12 Half Day | £6 Additional Hours
£25 Induction (required if…"