I have a bad habit (well maybe it’s not so bad) of picking up thrown-away scraps of steel and plastic and whatever else. Not all the time, just when something catches my imagination. So when I was sitting in the car at a red light and saw a tangled mess of electrical wire on the[…]

Wearable art

Since I began making jewellery I have struggled with how to describe what I do.  ‘Maker’ begs the question “what do you make?”, so immediately you are back at the beginning. So I could say “jeweller” which makes people think of the traditional jeweller making diamond-encrusted gold rings. ‘Craftsperson’ makes me uncomfortable. How do you[…]


Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.  Vincent van Gogh It is actually refreshing to search for difference and view things in different ways. It is not something I do consciously, rather I seem to have a natural aversion to ‘normal’. If I am told by a[…]

Getting out there

During the lead-up to the November 2018 Bowerbird market I was interviewed by SA Life. SA Life is a glossy monthly magazine focussing on all that is South Australian, and has been in publication since 2003. ‘SALIFE explores the farthest reaches of our state, showcasing SA’s people and places, bringing you the stories of talented[…]