Throughout my career I have used non-precious materials, geometric shapes, colour and pattern.
Recently I had a long break from work. When I returned to my studio I wanted a completely fresh start and a new direction in materials (in the past I have mostly used a variety of plastics). Paper answered this need for a change and provided the inspiration I was seeking.
Paper is a beautiful, natural material with limitless possibilities for creativity. Its limited technical constraints have opened up a new personal sense of freedom in terms of design and making. Plus I enjoy the simple, slow handmade processes that are involved in working it.
In this first collection of paper-work, I have layered strips of corrugated cardboard with PVA, creating bold, 3-dimensional blocks of colour and pattern. The flexible strips lend themselves to the exploration of curves, which I have incorporated within this new group of jewellery and small containers.