After completing a degree in Constructed Textiles in 2001 and then working in the retail industry, I decided to set up my own business in 2007 concentrating on making leather purses and handbags from vintage fabrics and clothing.
Since 2011 I have been evolving my jewellery range, inspired by a need to repurpose all the remnant leather from my purse making practice. This ethos is now central to my business and I now only use reclaimed leather, which I buy as a waste product from the manufacturing process.
All my products are handmade by myself at my home studio in Bristol. Every piece created is cut using hand tools and assembled by hand ensuring it’s uniqueness.
I enjoy experimenting with colour and shapes, creating graphic, colourful jewellery which is lightweight and easy to wear. My work is heavily influenced by both shape and colour, through this love I aim to create work which is both bold and bright yet still keeping a simple graphic, geometric style.
I have also recently started experimenting with making kinetic mobiles with leather and I am extremely interested in introducing movement within my work.
Every item is hand-crafted and individually constructed using vintage leather punches, with every detail carefully considered ensuring each item is both functional, beautiful and tactile.