My passion for jewellery making started when I was a young girl. Then at the age of 17, my art teacher introduced me to the wonders of working with silver and it was at this point that my creative fervour in the world of jewellery was cemented.
After studying a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, I moved to London to pursue my dreams. Here, I spent 7 years working for fashion jewellery designer Scott Wilson, where I created collections for many trade shows including London Fashion Week. I also created one off commission pieces for major fashion houses and celebrities including Pringle, Swarovski, Robbie Williams and Kylie.
In 2008, I returned to my home town of Cardiff and launched my solo business and first collection. Over the last decade, I have been establishing myself in galleries and shops across the UK and exhibiting at selected events.
Design is an intrinsic part of my everyday life and is reflected in every aspect of my work. Ultimately, I seek to create wearable jewellery that makes a statement on and off the body.
Lonmin design Innovation Award 2009
In September 2009, I was thrilled to be awarded the Lonmin Design Innovation Award 2009 in the established designer category. Titled ‘Rollercoaster Earrings’ they speak for themselves, forming a continuous loop the twist and turn and loop the loop, made in platinum they are now added to the Ribbon Collection in silver including complimentary styles.
Association of Contemporary Jewellery - Stainless 2015
Association of Contemporary Jewellery - ICONS 2014
Rollercoaster Ribbons – Mari Thomas Gallery 2013