I studied Design at Liverpool Hope University where I gained my Bachelor of Design, I specialised in designing and making tableware in silver. I worked for several silversmiths and jewelers in the field and and returned to my studies at Bishopsland - a postgraduate course for Silversmiths and Jewellers. I gained my MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal Collage of Art in 2006 and joined Liverpool Hope University in 2006.
Currently I am a .394 Professional Tutor on the BA Design Programme, I teach Design, focusing on Silversmithing / jewellery and laser technology to all years in the department. Other roles include Personal Tutor for Level I , recruitment coordinator and website coordinator.
My research is focused on dining rituals and cultural customs, ranging from the 17th century to the present day. I explore human behavior whilst dining; the progression of customs, modern table manners, emotional attachment to food, objects and our communication through objects. The relationships between food and tableware; the interaction of the diner with the meal and the landscape of the table and the environment are the fundamental beginnings in my creative process.
I have had the
opportunity to exhibit at many prestigious fairs and galleries in Britain and
in Europe. I am also a member and
committee member of the Contemporary British Silversmiths and with the CBS have had the
opportunity to show unique pieces worldwide, alongside mentoring up and coming
This use of modern technologies, such as a Laser Cutter, has also enabled me to branch out into a range of artworks that I currently sell through a galleries and most recently the National Trust.