Bridging traditional technology with high craft, I design jewellery that explores the inherent qualities of constructed textiles to create pieces that are unique to the process of knitting. The fluidity and drape of textiles creates pieces that are dramatic yet relaxed and effortless to wear.
Each piece is meticulously crafted in my studio, using a 1960s hand operated knitted machine. Production of these machines ceased in the 1980s due to the introduction of computer aided design and manufacturing, capturing this snippet of history in every piece I create. Pushing the capabilities of the machinery, gold vermeil chains and gemstones are incorporated to enhance the knit structure, forming textures, fringes and tassels.
Taking visual inspiration from a wide range of sources, each collection supports an Art Deco mood of independence and freedom. The wider social freedom enjoyed at this time which led to the loose silhouettes synonymous with the era is reflected in the ease and versatility of each piece.