I completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Auckland University’s MSVA in 2010 which initiated how I predominately test the tactile qualities of wearable objects through wood and mechanisms.
“From questioning the value bestowed in the materiality of everyday, minimal and functional wooden objects, made from precious and non-precious timbers, I alter them into something complex and decorative for the body. Deconstruction, construction and engineering shape my approach. I am intrigued by how things work, questioning how I can make them work for me within jewellery while concurrently accessible to others.”
From 2014 to 2017 I was part of Handshake 2 and 3. As part of Handshake 2 I was mentored by Helen Britton and then continued and reflectively with what I learned from Helen in Handshake 3 as well as creating a project with her collaboratively.