The “Dynamic" Collection:
Having worked for many years as a therapist in mental health, the Dynamic Collection explores the dynamic tension between our inner and outer worlds and the different ways we present ourselves to the world and people around us. I found myself drawn to modern architecture and in particular, how shapes that jar are curiously compelling. This dynamism is represented by the interplay of movement, textures, angles and asymmetric combinations that resulted.
The “Inspire” Collection:
While continuing to explore asymmetry with balance, the angles in this collection are softer and more fluid, inspired by the curves in nature as well as in architecture. The sterling silver is given a brushed satin finish in most instances, to compliment the shapes that evolved, perhaps as resonance to the Dynamic Collection.
The “Fluid” Collection.
In this collection, the notion of fluidity is taken in a new direction by experimenting with molten wax in water. Using this technique allowed me to explore feelings around control and letting go. The shapes were allowed to develop organically. I selected the shapes that spoke to me and refined them before sending them to be cast using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Some pieces were kept as one off pieces. Others were refined further and a mound was made so that they could be recast. The pieces in this collection vary greatly, but with each piece you experience the essence of how the wax, and then the silver, flows freely into its unique shape with the guidance of the hand of the designer.