I started using concrete in sculpture as a fine artist. I love the brutalist feel of it aesthetically - but became interested in how, with some manipulation and playing with scale, it can become very tactile, almost soft to touch. I then progressed into adapting these sculptures into fine jewellery. My jewellery I believe can be worn by either sex, but I am inspired to make my jewellery resonate with strong women who enjoying wearing statement pieces.
As I mentioned, I am inspired by women and femininity in many forms. I love androgyny and the idea that what I create can then fluidly become part of someone’s identity.
I also adore what some consider to be unsightly architecture! Deconstructivism and brutalism from the 1980s has a raw, exposed feel to it, which for whatever reason I do find beautiful. As well as my grey concrete pendants, I also add colour to my pieces by using a material called jesmonite, this way I can mix in a contrasting 80s colour palette as a nod to the era. I even make mini terrazzo tile necklaces!
I use concrete, jesmonite and mixed metals. To finish my pendents I seal everything with a beeswax.