I create traditional, Celtic and contemporary designs, produced and finished to a high standard.  The jewellery-making techniques I use most frequently are chasing and repoussé.  Both of these involve setting the metal into pitch to keep it steady, and then working the surface with small hand-made punches to produce texture, relief or pattern – these appear on the front of the metal in the case of chasing, and on the back with repoussé.

I also enjoy setting semi-precious gemstones.  These are usually cut en cabochon (domed, with a flat back) to bring out their maximum colour and/or light.  Each stone has its own unique character, and is carefully selected for the job in hand.  Enamel too can be used to bring colour to a piece – my own favourite shades are the translucent blues and greens of the seas around the Ross of Mull and Iona.

These and other items of jewellery are available from the workshop, or by mail order – tel. 01681 700780, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.