Wednesday, June 23, 2010

a ring for Jacqui


sterling silver handmade ring

very simple, the file marks providing subtle details

this ring is also about the way it feels. In the way it feels to be worn.
The ring is heavy and very smooth on the inside.
How to make something that is about the experience of wearing, that the sense of touch is as significant as the way the piece looks


Tuesday, June 22, 2010



In the course of my research I found that although, of course, some rare stones have amazing and frightening dynastic tales, every jewel, however small or flawed, has it's story: about the earth that was excavated to retrieve it, the families who depended on it, the people who designed the cutting method, the others who brought or were given it, and the meanings and properties attributed to it. Whole human, geological and cultural histories are wrapped up in every stone we wear or desire, even if it is only an imitation.

Buried Treasure. Travels Through the Jewel Box    Victoria Finlay


Monday, June 21, 2010



sterling silver engraved bangle set with 3 stones


Wednesday, June 16, 2010



Saturday, June 12, 2010

sketchbook part 3

a print that didn't work out ended up in the same book


sketchbook part 2

Below are the initial quick sketches I did of the houses/objects that I eventually made. The sketches gave me enough information to go straight to working with the materials directly.

the objects made

these last photos by Terence Bogue

Friday, June 11, 2010

sketchbook part 1

The research I did for my Masters work filled 4 and a half sketchbooks. I spent one year researching, one year making. I still refer to these sketchbooks. The jewellery I recently put on here originated in these sketchbooks.
This is one of the sketchbooks.
I think that pretty much everything that you do in your daily life informs the work that you do. Sometimes I collect images or colours or textures for no apparent reason and stick them in the book I am working in and after a while I start to understand the significance of the selection, or collection. Sometimes I don't, but just like the image or text.

Surely one can acknowledge beauty, even in an enemy. And my home is beautiful. Like a human being, it is beautiful both because of and despite its vulnerabilities.

Margaret Simons, The Age, Sunday Life, April 13 2003

drawing of facial nerves

sketches working out installation of work at Craft Victoria for These are the things that hold me here ( a house, a vessel, a shell, a ring)