My family have been associated with the jewellery trade for over 250 years and I started making jewellery when I was 11. With the help of my mother, an accomplished artist who taught me how to get my ideas on to paper and my father who taught me various metalworking techniques, I have been letting my imagination run around ever since. I trained at the Sir John Cass School of Art, managed High Street jewellers and have run the workshops at Theo Fennell in the Fulham Road. I started my own business in 1990 in Essex and moved to Seaford in 1995.
Attention to detail and quality of finish is of paramount importance to me. I design and manufacture to my clients’ budget, whether it’s a corporate or private job, one-off or mass production.
I like to build a relationship with my customers, discussing the designs with them, to create pieces with a mix of their personality and taste as well as mine.
Because I have a background in traditional diamond mounting as well as silversmithing, I can offer a greater selection of materials, gems and techniques than any other business outside the West End.
I have been extremely fortunate over the years to have made pieces for Theo Fennell, Lord Snowdon, The Silver Trust and major sports events.
Many of the customers I have made items for include Royalty, Rock and Rollers and Film Stars but discretion is total…
I gained a Diploma in the Design and Craftsmanship of Jewellery at the Sir John Cass School of Art, was made a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and have been granted the Freedom of the City of London (which, amongst other things means I can take sheep across London Bridge and not be arrested for being drunk within the City walls). I am also a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.
I hope a potential client would choose my services in preference to a competitor because they can be assured of work to ‘Harrods quality’ whilst meeting a stipulated budget. My pieces have been described as heirlooms for the future and some of the bespoke trophies are becoming collectors items.
I am incredibly lucky to have been taught by remarkable craftsmen and women and allowed to experiment with both historic and futuristic techniques and materials. I feel very aware that although my family have been in this trade for over seven generations, I am on a life-long learning curve and the most gratifying thing is to see the client’s face light up when they open the box…
To discuss a commission please contact me via the site or ‘phone me at the studio on +44 (0) 1273612959.