My inspiration comes from combining my European and African backgrounds. My designs have shifted away from the emphasis of wealth and status that traditional jewellery offers, to an exploration of the simplicity of forms. In my design work, this is embodied aesthetically through the repetition of simple forms to create complex designs.
I concentrate on the ancient technique of chain making. I work exclusively in fine silver, for the purity of the metal and the durability it affords. All designs can be produced in other metals to suit the client’s needs.
Along with traditional designs, my contemporary chain designs tend to show more of my African heritage and incorporate texturing and weaving metal techniques.