I have always loved beads and jewellery, and first started making jewellery when I was a child.I began lampworking around 5 years ago, with a beginner course with Ray Skene. I was instantly hooked - there is nothing as relaxing as melting glass!
I have since done courses with Dora Schubert - enamels and foils - at Plowden and Thompson in 2007, and a course on sandblasting and surface techniues with Julie-Ann Denton at the Old Kennels in Devon.
I began playing with silver metal clay at about the same time I began lampworking. After parting company with the computer industry in 2010, I had the opportunity to re-train, and took the Diploma course at Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery - and have not looked back! I love the possibilities of combining glass and silver, and enjoy experimenting with different materials to make jewellery.
I am a qualified Adult Tutor, and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Post Compulsory Education & Training.
I hold the Mid
Cornwall School of Jewellery Diploma in Metal Clay, and Level 1
Art Clay Certification. I hope to soon complete the Higher Diploma at MCSJ, including Level 2 Art Clay certification.
|I teach Metal Clay classes at Gower College Swansea.|
|I have won a design prize with Beads and Beyond magazine.|
|I am a Self Representing Artist and a member of Glass Beadmakers UK.|
|I also hold a City & Guilds certificate in Mixed Glass and OCN (Open College Network) qualification in Silversmithing.|
| I teach Jewellery Making for the
City & County of Swansea Lifelong Learning. |