I have worked in a diverse range of materials and use a range of processes. My research projects are practice-led. Previously I explored the role of objects in interpersonal communications from the perspective of my jewellery making practice. My research took into account theories of emotion that recognised our motivations for sharing experience in order to develop a sense of self.
I have published within the field of Design and Emotion and at Asian Design Conferences. These experiences have continually informed my teaching career. Working with diverse student cohorts and across a range of Art and Design disciplines: I have always used object -based methods to stimulate communication and elicit narratives. These approaches have supported students in finding their creative voice and developing their visual language.
Continuing this interest my current research looks at displacement on a micro and macro level considering how jewellery objects can express, inform and support narrative identities and empower individuals. I am using the making of critical jewellery artefacts to elicit discussion and explore identity and displacement. As an advisor for the Journal of Jewellery Research I support the critical framing of the discipline.
Specialist areas of interest
Sense of Self
Objects and Agency
Art and Design Education