I am a Margate-based creative, currently focused on making wearable art and running Shoreline Partners. I moved to Margate three years ago, after a long career at Goldsmiths, University of London, and am loving living near the sea and the beach, amongst the creativity that abounds throughout Thanet.
I have designed, made and sold contemporary jewellery, accessories and decorations for quite a few years now, specialising in seed-beaded pieces that use bold and quirky colour combinations.
Being in our galleries and at Margate Made events, working with such talented creative people every day, is enormously inspiring and motivating. I am lucky enough to have a workshop at home, and also enjoy working with clay, stained glass, mosaic, textiles and print-making. I am really enjoying experimenting with incorporating these into my seed beaded wearable art, as well as creating brand new standalone decorative and functional pieces.
Seed beads are made from glass and are very small, working with them is a labour of love! I use the best quality brands, and strong modern rot-proof threads to weave them together. My wearable pieces are usually finished with sterling silver, other metals and hypo-allergenic are available on request, as are screw-fitted earwires.