“Growing up in Fife, Scotland, the folklore and mysteries surrounding the sea, forests and mountains always surrounded me. Travelling around these places, I remember certain areas being referred to by the myth associated with them. Sometimes the stories about these places were long forgotten unspoken tales.
Studying 3D Design allowed me to combine two of my passions, drawing and design. During this course I took the opportunity to study abroad, where I became fascinated visiting other countries, experiencing cultures and history. Whilst visiting museums I became intrigued with objects, the stories they told and the history surrounding them.
Jewellery that had been buried underground showed amazing detail and craftsmanship, with symbols and meanings surrounding each piece telling stories of forgotten cultures.
This deeper understanding of the power of jewellery inspired me to create pieces with more meaning. By exploring my own Scottish heritage, I have a better understanding of the mysteries and symbolism surrounding the landscapes I grew up in.
Jewellery has the power to tell a story. I believe it connects us to people and the world around us — to celebrate life, create memories and retain its charm and symbolism as a way to express ourselves, our creativity and imagination.”