One-of-a-kind pieces and limited edition collections.

Each piece is crafted at my Waiheke Island studio, using hand fabrication techniques. Most pieces are one-offs, although I occasionally use lost wax casting to create multiple pieces or elements which are alike, cast from waxes which are formed by hand.

I avoid the use of commercial findings and components, with the exception of chain.

And inspired by New Zealand’s unique flora and fauna.

Many of the pieces I create are started from observations of the natural world, and a desire to translate them into objects. I often draw inspiration from birds, plants, insects, fish and the landscapes around me, as well as exploring shapes and the possibilities suggested by found objects and the materials themselves.

Pieces are fabricated and worked by hand using natural materials including silver, copper, gold, freshwater pearls, precious and semi-precious stones and ebony.

If you have an idea I can work with you to turn it into a unique piece. I am currently working on incorporating vitrified soil caused by an electrical fault into a wearable piece. I also enjoy working with found objects such as sea glass and shells.

All pieces are designed and crafted by hand.

Most pieces are fabricated from sterling silver sheet or wire, using accents of gold, copper and brass for colour variation. I use a variety of techniques including sawing, filing, drilling, soldering, hollow forming, casting and stone setting. Problem solving is integral to metalwork, and often the most satisfying aspect of the creation of a piece will be finding a solution to the unique difficulty of the design.

On occasion I use a commercial casting company to produce multiples of designs I have created in wax, using the lost wax casting technique, although I also do my own casting using a more primitive sand casting technique.