I design and make unique high quality wooden jewellery, bangles and combs which I have come to refer to as "adornment in wood".
With a background of over 25 years experience in woodwork including prize-winning toys, carvings and furniture-making, I have been gradually developing this range of jewellery since November 2003, using mostly salvaged or recycled British hardwoods, bog oak and bog pine. I also incorporate stones in some pieces, such as Scottish marble, baltic amber, turquoise, opal and self-gathered river and beach stones.
My inspiration comes mostly from the natural world and its many forms. I find myself both moved and inspired by my love of nature, trees and wood, the richness of the colours, textures and patterns in the grain. I am also influenced by art nouveau, the arts & crafts movement, mythology and Celtic/Pictish designs
My work continually evolves, so the collection now includes over one hundred designs of earrings, brooches, kiltpins, necklaces, combs, bangles and pendants. Each piece is individually hand carved so no two items are ever exactly the same. New designs are being added as an on-going process including some unique one-off pieces.
All work is fret sawn to shape and then carefully and patiently carved by hand using super sharp knives and needle files. Finally, each piece is brought to a fine finish and treated with natural, solvent-free plant oils to protect the surface and enhance the grain and colour.
I have adopted and continue to develop my own strict environmental and ethical standards for the business.
I am happy to undertake commissions for special one-off pieces, designed and crafted according to your personal wishes.