I have always loved creating but it took me a while to find something that really worked for me. After studying a variety of subjects to various levels, working a few different jobs and looking after a young family, I became increasingly aware that what I missed in my life was some hands-on creativity! Having tried out and really enjoyed some evening courses in silversmithing, which included making jewellery, I found myself wanting to experiment making jewellery with other materials.
I finally found clay and with lots of practical help from my Dad, who is a brilliant ceramicist, and plenty of encouragement from my wonderful family, I created a workspace/studio in my garage, bought a small electric kiln and set to work. Since then I have been developing my skills and ideas to produce porcelain jewellery and gifts.
The coastline here in Cornwall provides a wealth of inspiration,colours, shapes and textures. I also take inspiration from other forms of nature. Flowers are a favourite of mine, usually depicted in intricate patterns. I enjoy exploring patterns, print and texture using lace, fabric, Indian printing blocks and found objects to impress the porcelain. I emphasise the designs using glazes. I wanted to use porcelain because of the vast possibilities it offers: I find it imprints really well and it’s elasticity makes it easy to work with. I love its purity, its soft feel and delicate look. It’s perfect for jewellery. The finished pieces incorporate delicate, simple designs with intricate patterns and subtle colours.
All my jewellery is individually constructed from porcelain. I use various techniques to texture and glaze the pieces. Once I have shaped and textured the clay it is left to dry. When the clay is completely dry I bisque fire it in my electric kiln. Once bisque fired it is ready to glaze. At this stage I fire the porcelain again, this time to a much higher temperature. I then combine the porcelain piece with sterling findings, such as earring hooks, brooch packs or chains for pendants. The finished item is a beautiful handcrafted unique piece of jewellery, wall art or decoration for your home.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me and I will endeavor to rectify any problems with your order. Items must be returned within 14 days of purchase in the same condition they were sent to you. Once I have received the item I will issue a refund for the purchase price only, unfortunately I can not cover the cost of return postage and packing. If your goods are faulty I will refund the delivery costs as well as the purchase cost.
Please note: I can not issue refunds or exchanges for earrings due to hygiene reasons.
Please note: Photographs are a representation of the design and colour. Each piece is individually handmade and therefore may vary slightly in shape and colour. I usually stock more than one of each item so if you require more of the same design or would like a different colour please get in touch. If I do not have the item you would like in stock and you would like to order a specific design please be aware that due to the processes involved with ceramic production time will need to be considered when placing an order. Usually an item will take three weeks from start to finish.
Jewellery Care please be aware that the jewellery is not designed to be worn in water, this will weaken the glue. Unglazed porcelain can mark when in contact with make-up and body lotions.