I have been designing and making jewellery for many years. My work concentrates on the use of beads – either self made or sourced from interesting suppliers. And I also work with resin and recycled materials.
I have sold my work at events such as Art in Action and the Craft in Focus shows. My work is sold in a selection of shops, galleries and museums throughout Britain.
I am the author of many books of bead jewellery projects. The most recent being ‘The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques’ and ‘A Compendium of Jewellery Making Techniques’ co authored with Xuella Arnold.
I teach bead making and jewellery making in several arts centres, amongst them West Dean College and the Oxford Summer School. Another of my bead related interests is the Arkell bead collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, which I lectured about at the last International Bead Convention in Istanbul.