Having started my jewellery career with an Art Foundation course at Salisbury College, I went on to graduate from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA(Hons) in Applied Art and Design, Jewellery and Silversmithing. 

I have worked in many areas of the jewellery trade but have felt especially happy teaching jewellery making,  which I have been doing for a number of years. I teach a range of classes at my studio in Edinburgh Palette as well as teaching Edinburgh Council Adult Education classes.

I currently live in Edinburgh where I teach Adult Education classes in silver jewellery making at a variety of levels, as well as accepting commissions and exhibiting around the country. 

Adult Education Tutor Positions

Liberton High School, Edinburgh

      Drummond Community High School, Edinburgh

(Teaching beginner and Intermediate level silver jewellery making.)


'Wearing the Colours'   Rediscovering Suffragette Jewellery.

A group of 12 women took part in a silver jewellery making course.  They each designed

and made a brooch or pendant in memory of the struggle and achievements of the


Previously at

James Gillespies, Edinburgh

Leith Academy, Edinburgh

Duncan Place Resource Centre, Edinburgh

Balerno High School, Edinburgh

Exhibitions include

The Glenview Gallery, Staffin, Skye

The Bonhoga gallery, Shetland Islands

A Colony of Artists, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh

The Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh.

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