Professional History

EST: 1998- Contemporary Silversmith & Metalwork Artist.           

01- 2006                Course Leader/Senior Lecturer- Staffordshire University

P/T 0.6                   BA Hon's 3D Design Crafts,  Jewellery & Fashion Accessories        

Previous Employment

2002-2006       Technical and Production Adviser- (Production project) 

P/T                   Royal College of Art, Goldsmithing,Silversmithing,Metalwork & Jewellery Department,    London                   

2000 -2002   Technical Adviser-School of Jewellery, BCU, Birmingham                                    


2008-09 - Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Professional Education-Staffordshire University

2000         Master of Arts- 3D Metalwork, Jewellery & Related Products BIAD School of Jewellery, Birmingham

1998         Bachelor of Arts - 1st class hons, 3D Metalwork, Jewellery & Silversmithing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield 

1996         Higher National Diploma (3D Metalwork and Jewellery Design)BIAD, School of Jewellery, Birmingham  

1994         City & Guilds Jewellery Design/ Making- BIAD, School of Jewellery, Birmingham

Conference Contribution

07-07        Speaker-Association of Contemporary British Silversmith -Connect Conference- Designing for industry abroad.

16-06             Chairing Debate-Pushing Boundaries Symposium-Staffordshire University & Craftsace Touring 



         Goldsmiths' Fair- Oct 2012 (30 year Anniversary)

         Art in Action-Oxfordshire (CBS members exhibition) 07/12

         V&AMuseumExhibition-Best of British Design03/12-09/12

         FlowGallery-From the Table to the Wall- 05/12-07/12


         Goldsmiths' Fair Oct 2011- Goldsmiths'Hall,London

         Reverberation- Art of Bashing Metal- Bilston Craft Gallery 2011

         Silverstruck Exhibition,NationalMuseumWalesCardiff,03/11

         Galvanise Interchanges Exhibition,Butchers Works,Sheffield 3/11

         Silverstruck Exhibition,Ruthin Craft Centre, 02/11

         Romance of British Craft, CAALondon, 1/11

         SIDE X SIDE EDGE X EDGE-CBS Exhibition, Devon Guild, 10/11


       Goldsmiths' Fair Oct 2010- Goldsmiths' Hall, London

       V&A Museum- Design Festival Showcase 09/10

       Contemporary Applied Arts- A Living Space Exhibition, London 08/10

       RBSA Gallery Exhibition - 10 year Anniversary, Birmingham 03/10 

       Contemporary Applied Arts Focus Exhibition, London 01/10


•     Goldsmiths' Fair 2009- Goldsmiths' Hall, London

       SIDE X SIDE EDGE X EDGE- Hame Castle, Hammenlinna, Finland 7/09 

       British Silver Week 06/2009, S.J Phillips, New Bond Street, London

       Silver with a Pinch of Salt, Goldsmiths' Hall, London-(04/09)

       Bank Street Arts, Sheffield- Exhibition-In their own words- 2009


       Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow - Winter collection 08

       Goldsmiths' Fair 2008- Goldsmith's Hall, London

       Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow - Winter collection 07

       Arts Ornata Europeana - Thread of Silk Exhibition Manchester Royal Exchange. July 2007

·       Silver Exhibition-25th Anniversary Craft Design Centre, Manchester October07

-     Origin 07 - Crafts Council, Somerset House, London (10/07)

-     Pewter Live 07 Pewter's Hall, Iron Mongers Hall, London (06/07)

-     Contemporary Crafts for living - Bilston Craft Gallery (03/07-06/07)

       Origin 06 - Crafts Council , Somerset House, London (10/06)

       Patterns of Identity- Bilston Craft Gallery (06/06 - 10/06)

       Technique - Royal College of Art, London (10/04)

       The Metal Gallery - Mayfair, London (4/04)

       Talente-Munich 03

       Now and Then - ( V&A Millennium Galleries, Sheffield) Exhibition of Contemporary Metalwork and Jewellery (5/02-6/02)

       Collide (Millennium Point, Birmingham)- Joint Artist Commission with Birmingham City Council & Craftspace Touring.(5/2002-2003)

       Beyond Materials, Contemporary Silver Exhibition- Bangkok, Thailand (10/2001)

       Chandrika Silver Commission- Preston, Bradford, Oldham, Blackpool, Rotherham (9/2001-2003)

       13th Silver Triennial-Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany (8/2001- 2002)       Royal National Theatre, London (2000)

       Passing Out- Goldsmiths Hall, London (2000)

       Millennium Canteen- Mappin & Webb, London (1998)

       12th Silver Triennial-Deutsches Goldschmiede haus Hanau, Germany (1998-2000)


Awards, Collections and Commissions

-Silver In Places of Worship - Arts Council of England & Sandwell Council funded research Project- Collide(9/04-3/04)

-Contemporary Arts Society Silver Collection for Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (11/2004)

-Barclays Bank Silver Award Commission (9/04)

-Market Town Awards- West Midlands, Arts Council of England Commission(7/2004)

-  International Society of Performing Arts, Silver Awards Commission (9/2003)

-  Arts Ball Commission, International Convention Centre, West Midlands      Arts(9/2002)

- Silver Commission, Collide and Craftspace Touring Birmingham (3/2002)

- Chandrika Silver Commission, North West Arts, SHISHA(2001)

- Short listed for the P&O Mackower Silver Commission (2001)   

- Association of British Design Silversmiths, Silver Award, New Designers (2000)

- William Dudley Travel Bursary (2000)

- The Goldsmiths' Company Silversmithing Award, New Designers (1998)

-  1st Prize, Pewter Live & Goldsmiths Award, Iron Mongers Hall, London (1997)

-  (BA) Live lighting Award, Sheffield (1997)

- (HND) British Jewellers Association Prize for Design innovation (1996)

-  UCE Rowlinson Scholarship (1996)

- British Jewellers Association 1st Prize for overall work (1995)  

 Publications and Reviews

- Pewter Design and Techniques ISBN 9781847971586 (1/10)

- Wall Street Journal, Sept 2009 USA

- Goldsmiths' Fair Catalogue 2008- Goldsmith's Hall, London

 - Arts Ornata Europeana - Thread of Silk Exhibition July 07 catalogue.

- Pewter Review Catalogue (Short listed for Open competition) (6/07)

- Talente- Review catalogue (2003)

ABDS Newsletter (2002)

- 13th Silver Triennial Book(2001)

 Association Membership 

2009                Contemporary Applied Arts (Percy St, London)

2009                Contemporary British Silversmiths          


Artist Workshops                

06- 2004          Artist Residency- mac, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham

                        New Hope partnership/ working with refugee groups.

01- 2004         Artist Residency - Craftspace Touring &

                        Children's Fund collaboration. 

                        Project Title- Self Identity (Jewellery and Related Objects)

                        Bordesley Green School, Birmingham

08-2002          Artist workshops at Arts Fest 

                        Craftspace Touring, Birmingham

                       Commission- Amulets.

09 2002           Lead Artist- Gallery 37 -Arts under Canvas Project.  

Further Training

2001-2003       -COSHH Assessment Training

                       -Risk Assessment Training

                        -Manual Handling Awareness

                       -Fire Safety

                       -Creative Laser Technologies within the Design Industry.

                       - Diamond Grading

7-2002              Arts & Young People Advanced, Community Partnership  Award - 6 Credits at Level Three - South Birmingham College