Having studied jewellery design at university level for several years now, I have slowly developed my skills and ideas into creating jewellery pieces that reflect my interests and inspirations. I view jewellery as a fairly loose term, having broken down the barrier of what defines something as jewellery whilst I was completing my art foundation and experimenting in all areas of art and design. The idea that jewellery doesn’t have to strictly conform to common body placements and materials allows for a wider scope of design possibilities and is more freeing to work within. I generally gravitate towards making larger, sculptural body pieces that are more visually engaging than they are practical as a lot of my designs appear fairly conceptual and not for everyday wear. This puts more pressure on the photography of a piece to capture it appropriately, communicating how it can be worn if unclear. I really enjoy the photographic element of a project, the culmination of a whole host of inspirations, designs and development which need to be summed up by an artistic concept in one final photoshoot.