A 4th generation West Australian silversmith, my interest in metal smithing began as a child during hours spent in the family workshops. This experience and legacy is expressed through a deep respect for handcrafts and a love of working with metals which I believe is evident in my work. I started formally working with my father at 16 as a trainee silversmith, later completed a fine jewellery apprenticeship and also spent time in the workshops of accomplished silversmiths David Cruikshank and Hendrik Forster in NSW and Vic. My interest and studies in art and design have directed my practice which is now primarily that of an exhibiting artist. My work is now represented in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Powerhouse Museum, NSW.
Using West Australian landscape, flora and fauna as a point of departure, my work is an observance of the natural world, a reflection of the human connection to it and my place within it. Through this investigation I seek to record or preserve an observation or sensation which I experience within a historical context framed by a pursuit of craft and investigation of motifs in common with my ancestors.