Where do you source your materials?

I purchase all my supplies and tools from local Australian businesses, most of them small owner-operated labours of love.  I have a wonderful range of suppliers who are passionate about what they do, and they go out of their way to source top quality supplies.

What about sustainability?

This is very important to me, and I take it seriously.

I detest throw-away fast fashion.  I carefully design and make my jewellery to last and be treasured, not to be discarded for next season’s new fad.  I use the finest quality materials available, to ensure the longevity of my work.

I reuse and recycle everything.  Scrap clay is never discarded, I use it for blanks.

How do you make your jewellery?

Firstly, I come up with a design.  This may be a result of many hours of experimentation and play, or a sudden jolt of inspiration.  Usually, it’s a combination of the two.

For inspiration, I look to nature, art, the built environment – all over the place really.  I’m always looking for shapes, patterns, textures and of course, colours.  It could be the pattern on someone’s top, the backdrop in a movie or tv show, or the way the light shines on something.

I often make several iterations of a piece, until I get it just right.  Some pieces continue to evolve over time.

Some pieces spend months, or years, in the studio, just waiting for their moment to shine.

I make all components from scratch.  This way I have control over the design as a whole, as well as the quality.

I work in my home studio with coffee and my plants.

All my work is vegan.