Perspex is an ideal material for me; I love the clear, bright colours and infinite array of shapes I can create. I discovered it while on the Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics degree at Brighton from 1988, and found I enjoyed using repeating forms with subtle variations, so leading me to start designing jewellery.
I always consider how my jewellery will work to enhance an outfit, using striking colour combinations and textile inspired textures. I am particularly inspired by Mid Century designers Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Jessie Tait.
I use a laser cutter or bandsaw to create my initial shapes, then add texture, dye, and finally polish back to reveal coloured lines and blocks contrasted with clear or white areas.