For nearly twenty years I have been a designer-maker.
Initially in the late nineties I studied to become a jeweller and developed various collections using beads, resin and wire as well as silver, semi-precious stones and gold.
In 2005 I discovered a 1960s photograph of my mother holding a handbag which was to become the inspiration for my Marianne handbag collection. These leather bags were hand-made in London and have been collected by people all over the world. The current batch is the last one.
I have had a love of textiles from an early age. My mother Marianne worked as a milliner in a couture house in Mayfair in the late fifties and early sixties. For many years I collected fabrics during my travels and in 2008 I started making the unique clothing that I couldn't find for myself in the shops. I've always believed that our clothes say something about us.
Each piece in my shop is a one-off, hand-made garment, some of which are hand-painted or printed.
More recently I have learned to print onto aluminium using a variety of methods. This has been an exciting turn in my work allowing me to make wall pieces, printing using nature as my starting point, and to transfer pattern from my photography onto smaller pieces of jewellery and items of clothing.