Sea glass, sea pottery and recycled silver jewellery handcrafted in the Scottish Borders.
Having grown up in Northern Ireland, studied English and Fine Art in Wales and taught in England I have continued my tour of the UK, moving to the beautiful Scottish Borders in 2010.
My husband Rich and I set up our home and studio in the eastern Scottish Borders not far from the sea which provides huge inspiration and material for our work.
An outdoor loving artist I am a bit of a womble and delight in beach combing and making good use of the things that we find!
My work combines the ethereal romance of sea glass with recycled sterling silver and copper to create a weathered and wearable collection of jewellery.
I use found objects and recycled sterling silver in my work aiming to offer an alternative to unfair, unsafe and unethical jewellery practice.
Recycled silver and sea glass jewellery is a great option whether you are looking for ethical engagement or wedding rings, an eco jewellery gift or simply to carry a little bit of the sea side with you.
Ready to go jewellery is available in my online shop and if you would like to commission a piece of jewellery do contact me to discuss your ideas.
My jewellery is currently available from:
Creative Recycling Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester
Harbour Lane Studio, South Queesnferry
Sam Peare Studio & Gallery, Portree, Isle of Skye
Sea Glass & Pottery
Each piece of sea glass and pottery has a mysterious history, having at one time been useful, decorative or leftover from industry. Whether plate, glass, lamp shade, tea pot, pipe, lantern, cup, ornament, bowl or pot the glass and pottery has been discarded and found its way to the sea. The waves, rocks, sand and sea water combine to smooth the broken shards leaving weathered beauties along the shore.
The sea glass and pottery in my jewellery is collected by me and my husband along the east coast of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. We do sometimes venture further afield and kind people often save pieces for me from their coastal wanderings.