About

workbenchHello and welcome to my page. I am a jewellery designer/maker working out of Assynt in the Sutherland highlands of Scotland. I uses traditional silversmithing techniques to hand fabricate all of my work. My work is based on natural forms of the glen that surrounds my home and workshop.

 

 

All my work is hand fabricated out of sheet silver and gold using traditional silversmithing techniques at my studio in Ardvar, in the Highlands of Scotland.

I originally studied jewellery design and silversmithing in Sheffield in the mid 1990s. From then on my work has been heavily influenced by textures on metal and the tactile feel of finished pieces. This I believe comes from the jewellery I made for my mother who was registered blind. I always made items that felt nice to touch for her. Since then I have always been drawn to bold shapes and textures.

In 2012 I moved from my Sheffield workshop to a shop and workshop on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. Working under the eves of Sherwood, the country’s most ancient Oak forest, has been another great influence. The first collection I drew up here has been the leaves of Sherwood collection. I made only six pieces to begin with and most sold before I had even finished them. The collection has grown since then and can be found in galleries from Scotland to London and across the pond in America. I have also sent out pieces out across Europe and North America and as far away as Australia and the Falkland Isles making it one of the most popular collections I have put together.

 

In 2016 I moved to Glenleraig in the Assynt Highlands, Scotland. Sutherland has been where my heart lies since I was just a small child. I’m delighted to make the permanent move here and expect to see new collections inspired by my new landscape.