Jewellery and display


My research is based on an art-led approach to contemporary jewellery that moves away from making a physical object and looks toward palpable ways of presenting jewellery as a language. This schema focuses on relational strategies that evoke a sensory response or trigger a memory from the audience. This is enabled through the use of digital media to provide a permanent display of the social interactions and bodily processes that are evident in contemporary jewellery which considers the role of viewer in the gallery space. The presentational techniques I choose to explore provide both material and concept in my work.




Lead Lecturer - BA 3D Design Craft. Havering College.  December 2015 - present.

Art and Design Tutor - The Sorrell Foundation. National Art and Design Saturday Club. Havering College. September 2014 – July 2015

Art and Design Lecturer - National Diploma Art and Design Level 1,2 and 3. Havering College. March 2014 – Present.

Jewellery Lecturer - BA 3D Design Craft. Havering College. September 2008 – December 2015.

Sessional Jewellery Lecturer - Level 2 and mixed ability. Working Men's College, Camden. September 2013 – March 2014.

Jewellery Designer  - Bespoke jewellery designer. Holts. Hatton Garden, London. February 2008 – September 2008.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Contemporary Jewellery - University of Brighton. 2014.

MA Three Dimensional Design  - University of the Creative Arts, Rochester. 2007.

BA (HONS) Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design - University of the Creative Arts, Rochester. 2006.


Jewellery and Display - The Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury. June 2013.

Concept and Context in Practice - James Hockey & Foyer Galleries, Farnham. March 2011.

Interdisciplinary in the Creative Arts - Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London. April 2010. 

New Research: Diverse Practice - Link Gallery, Epsom. February 2010.

A Jewellery Ritual - Cox & Power, London. September – November 2007.

Postgraduate show - University College for the Creative Arts, Rochester. August – September 2007.

Graduate Show - Charmian Beaton Design, Maidstone, Kent. September - October 2006.

Graduate show - University College for the Creative Arts. June – July 2006.


Beyond Jewellery: Performing the Body symposium - Birmingham City University. March 2016

Talking Practice - Birmingham City University. Guest Lecturer. February 2016.

Speakers Corner - London Metropolitan University, The CASS. Guest Lecturer. December 2015.

Making Futures International Research Conference - Plymouth College of Art. Plymouth, Devon. September 2015.


New Research: Diverse Practice - University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. February 2010.

Design Advanced Research Training Conference (DART) - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, London. June 2009.

Contemporary Jewellery: Display, Installation and Performance - University for the Creative Arts, Rochester. December 2008.