My current practice is focused on an investigation into segmented growth. Drawing inspiration from the natural segmented structures of plants and minerals, I interpret these forms through the craft of silversmithing.
I am exploring an intuitive process of making by letting the forms themselves grow unconfined, without the usual rigid predetermined method of design and in the speculative manner of ‘thinking through making’.
My aim is to incorporate within these forms the patterned metalworking technique of mokume gane. This Japanese technique, developed in the seventeenth century involves patterning fused layers of contrasting coloured metals. By incorporating modern technologies into this process, I aspire to conceive new innovative ways of patterning. The concept of marrying this venerable technique with modern tools appeals greatly to me as a means of pushing forward and evolving the process.
Ultimately, the intention is to explore and construe these ideas through a series of silversmithing pieces that realise a harmonious amalgamation of both form and surface pattern.
2017 'Shine', Goldsmiths' Centre London
2017 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London. N1
2017 UCA Rochester, Graduation Show, Rochester. ME1 1DZ
2017 Inspired: Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths' Centre London
2017 ‘One A Day’, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester
2016 Craft Design Council Awards, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
2016 Inspired: Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths’ Centre, London
2016 British Art Medal Society - Student Medal Project, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen School of Art, Wales
2017 BA(hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery Design, 1st Class Honours -
University for the Creative Arts, Rochester
2015 Goldsmiths' Undergraduate Summer School - Goldsmiths' Centre, London
2015 ‘Mokume Gane’ Short Course with Alistair McCallum - West Dean College, West Sussex
1997 A Level Art & Design- Fine Art, Grade A - Chaucer Technology School, Canterbury
2018 The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards, 3D Finished Pieces - Silver Award (Junior)
2017 Goldsmiths' Silver Bullion Grant
2016 R.F. Bright ‘Chemset’ Design Award
2016 DFAS Elizabeth Hammond Bursary