After graduating in 2010 with a BDes Hons in Jewellery and Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, I took a year out and traveled across America and in Northwestern India. Returning at intervals in 2011 I took part in New Faces exhibition at the Leith Gallery in Edinburgh and in the Autumn exhibition at Touched by Scotland in Aberdeenshire. I was also commissioned by The Nairn Golf Club to design and make 21 silver bracelets as commemorative gifts for the players of the 2012 Curtis Cup international women’s amateur golf tournament.
My style as an artist has been very much inspired by my native Scottish Highlands. Having grown up surrounded by fields and forest, mountain, sea and sky, I try to make my work reflect the honesty and peace I find in nature. I like my lines to be clean, clear and smooth, and the textural patterns I make, reminiscent of wood bark or quiet ripples on water.
I have also been influenced by both the flowing shapes and geometric patterns that I’ve found in modern and ancient architecture during my travels. I see beauty in the uncomplicated, and take joy in transforming sterling silver, wood and semi-precious stones into wearable jewellery and usable silverware