About Me

This is my journey:

It all started in the late 1990's when my daughters and I attended a craft show in Sydney. We did a rope necklace from seed beads, and that's when it all started! I'm over the seed beads (too fiddly) now but still have the bug.

I then started started string glass beads. These I found were cheaper in bulk, but what do I do with the ones I don't use? Well, I started selling through local markets. It was soon evident that beads sold better than jewellery because everyone seemed to be stringing their own. I was still stringing, but quickly started recognising the same beads everywhere.

I don't know when the time came when I first opened a packet of polymer clay or what prompted me to even look at it. However, ever since that time I've been thoroughly addicted. First came beads that were meant to be round or square, but were every shape but. Over time I evolved into making canes, then flowers, butterflies and more flowers.

Following a workshop in January 2011 with Melanie Dilday, I'm now back into canes and beads. I'm also now experimenting with gold and silver leaf with alcohol  inks.

I have no preferred style, but like experimenting and pushing my own boundaries. But I do love experimenting with colour.

In March 2012 I participated in a Felting Workshop run by Kyona Alpacas at Milthorpe. Well, I am now addicted to felting, and it has given me another creative outlet. You will find some photos through my Felting Gallery.

In 2013 I was thrilled to be awarded First Place in Polymer Clay at the Sydney Royal. This follows 3 years of being second. In 2014 I was awarded another first, plus a spot in the Centre of Excellence. That piece also sold. Unfortunately 2015 found me getting a Highly Commended.  2016 saw a second place, and 2017 back into first with the piece featured on this page.

I was invited back to Designers on Show at Turramurra 24-26 March 2017 and had a great reception, showcasing designs generally not available to North Shore Sydney.

I currently run workshops on behalf of Evans Arts Council. Although generally only one day duration, I have a 2 day workshop in September 2017 which filled very quickly. Bathurst is only 2.5 hours from Sydney, and with accommodation directly across the road from our workshops, this is a great location for a weekend away with the girls. More information on other workshops available is available on Evans Arts Council Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EvansArtsCouncilBathurst/.

3 string pendant