Turquoise and Green was established to combine two passions in my life; jewellery (turquoise), and natural, skincare products (green).
Although my higher education was not art based, I have nurtured a passion for art since childhood. I graduated with a Masters Degree in Financial Management but after several years in the financial field I made a complete career-path change that has allowed me to express my creativity.
In 2003 I started making jewellery and attended various courses in designing, making and marketing, first at Silver Alchemy working with wonderful Precious Metal Clay, and later silversmithing at The Goldsmiths Company. Since 2004 I have been self-employed, creating an original collection of individually handcrafted jewellery.
I combine techniques normally used for ceramics with traditional silversmithing methods, and also incorporate precious and semi precious stones into some of my designs. My work is inspired by natural-forms: primarily plants, landscapes and other textures evoked by nature. I most enjoy creating one-off pieces, giving loads of love to each and every one of my creations.
With the arrival of my children, I trained as a breastfeeding councillor and spent several years supporting women as a volunteer at various hospitals, home visits, and answering calls on the National helpline for The Breastfeeding Network.
Currently I am about to complete a Diploma in Natural Organic Skincare, and just signed up for a Diploma in Culinary Medicine. Nutrition and Complementary Medicine are great interests of mine, and they complement my interest in natural skincare.
In the near future I am hoping to teach various classes including jewellery making and formulating natural skincare products.
I love people, psychology, being in nature and dancing!
Interior design, home improvements and DIY projects take up a lot of my free time.
A couple of years ago, I started karate classes and have completely fallen in love with this marshal art. It was particularly helpful during lockdown with daily Zoom classes as it kept me fit and sane. It continues to do so through the current lockdown.
Recently I moved into my studio by the canal in Widcombe, if you are local to Bath, you are very welcome to come and see my jewellery or discuss commissions, just give me a ring or email me :)