"My collection consists of both contemporary jewellery and small sculpture, drawing source material from the built landscape and related found objects. My work responds specifically to abandoned and overlooked industrial structures situated on the outskirts of towns and cities, referred to as ‘Edgelands’. These often decaying spaces negate their original function, become symbolic of industrial entropy, and provoke questions of curiosity. My pieces involve multiple, interchangeable parts and it is through the construction of these pieces that I address questions such as; why have they been left in this state? How long for? What is their story? What could they become?
The potential narratives and histories of these spaces which lie on paths connecting us on our routine journeys on foot, by car or train, fascinate me. It is the ability of the individual components to exist as both the displayed and wearable object that encourages interaction between the pieces and the wearer who plays the final role in the overall creation of these narratives.
We navigate through these ‘Edgelands’, leaving behind transient marks and fragments which are translated directly into my enamel jewellery through the technical firing process."