I love the malleable feel of mud between my fingers – and the magical transformation by fire of earth and water into solid shapes.
My fascination with crazed glass as a decoration for pottery has led me from the wheel into hand-building more of my pieces to sculpt interesting contours for the glass to settle into.
My most popular pieces are very small: sculpted brooches, pendants and earrings. For these I usually arrange tiny pieces of crushed glass, or sculpt fine detail and just let glaze settle into it.
My jewellery is mostly made of sterling silver and lightweight porcelain, but I also enjoy making jewellery from a bold black clay. I hand shape sterling silver hooks for many of my earrings.
As a tramper, sailor and gardener I usually bring something of the natural outdoor environment into my work.
I create in Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand.