NESS OF BRODGAR  - treasures of our past uncovered.


Brooch, silver (23mm x 55mm)

Double Pendant, 9ct rose gold, silver (5mm x30mm & 8mm x35mm)
Chain: 16" omega wire

photography: Fiona Stephen

During the past year I have designed a new collection of gold & silver jewellery for Ola Gorie, Orkney.
Invited to work in collaboration with both Ola Gorie & Ingrid Tait, this collection takes as its inspiration 5,000-year-old archeological findings unearthed from the Ness of Brodgar; an extraordinary excavation that lies central to ancient ceremonial sites on mainland Orkney, Scotland.

Intricate rock carvings have inspired this range of pendant necklaces, earrings, brooch and a ring. Launched during the summer of 2016 this collection is now available to see and buy either online at:

and from: Ola Gorie Jewellery, 7-15 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney.

69th International Trade Fair, Munich
8-14th March 2017


Scatter, brooch 2015 enamel, steel, ox.silver 60x60mm

photo: Michael Wolchover

I am delighted to have been selected for this prestigious, international contemporary jewellery exhibition and will be the sole representative from the UK. 

Cornelie Holzach (director of the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany) selected 67 artists from 31 countries out of 704 applications from 50 countries.

The work on show will be a collection of enamel jewellery from a new body of work inspired by Elizabethan blackwork embroidery from the 16th & 17th Centuries.


HANDWERK & DESIGN auf der Internationalen Handwerkmesse

Press release

SCHMUCK 2017: Humorous, ironical, serious and colourful

Distinctive, one of a kind items, wearable works of art, clear statements: the special SCHMUCK* exhibition from 8th to 14th March 2017 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse, unites outstanding works from the author’s jewellery sector. It is considered to be one of the most significant exhibitions of contemporary jewellery design and is a meeting point for collectors, gallerists, museum curators and jewellery artists from around the world. As more and more parallel events have gathered around SCHMUCK in the last couple of years, GHM Gesellschaft für Handwerksmessen mbH, the fair organiser, will issue a SCHMUCK city map for the first time, with all important events and dates.

Munich, December 2016 – SCHMUCK is an exhibition
 with international steel power. More than 700 goldsmiths
 and jewellery designers from all continents have applied to 
be part of the renowned special exhibition at the
 Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich. “The amount
 of applications alone shows how esteemed this special
 exhibition on contemporary jewellery is and how much 
significance is ascribed to it globally,” says Wolfgang 
Lösche from the Chamber of Crafts for Munich and Upper
 Bavaria, manager of the special exhibition SCHMUCK. Since its premiere in 1959, it is considered to be style-defining and the gateway for new trends in the author’s jewellery sector. It is an important platform for participants to make a name for themselves and establish contacts in the international goldsmith’s sector. This year’s highlight is the presentation of the Herbert- Hofmann awards to three outstanding jewellery designers, this time on Saturday, 11th March 2017, at 5.00 pm on the stage in hall B1, which is always highly anticipated by numerous international guests.



Crimson Trace l & ll 2015 - Brooches
enamel, steel, oxidized silver
[Photo: Michael Wolchover]

New work for this exhibition references research study of Elizabethan blackwork embroidery dating from the late 16th early 17th Century period.

The self-destructing nature of the dyed black thread (through corrosion) has over time left traces of the needle point on finely woven white linen. It is these qualities that have inspired a new collection of work in enamel.

Heat Exchange 2 is curated by artists Beate Gegenwart and Elizabeth Turrell, inviting artists to focus on the continuing exploration of vitreous enamel as an exciting, progressive medium with innovative opportunities for the contemporary maker.

Craft in the Bay, Cardiff from 12th September '15 to 8th November '15

Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, St. Andrews Museum, Scotland from 12th December '15 to 28th February '16

Gallery Waidspeicher, Kulturhof zum Guldenen Kronbacken, Erfurt, Germany from 19th March '16 to 1st May '16

Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein (Gallery for Applied Arts), Munich, Germany from 20th May '16 to 2nd July '16

A Sense of Jewellery brings together outstanding examples of modern jewellery by forty artists and designers made in Britain over the past forty years. Opening at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London, as part of the London Design Festival, the exhibition sets out to rediscover British jewellery design and celebrates the quality of design thinking and material innovation which has emerged from independent studios in this period.

This piece of work was selected for the exhibition:

Susan Cross. Bangle 1990
9ct red gold & oxidized silver: 90mm dia.
Private Collection
[Photo: Joel Degen]