Talismans for the soul

Every piece of jewellery tells a story. Jewellery embodies the tale its maker wants to share and creates new dialogues with wearer and viewer alike. Objects kept and collected, semi precious stones,  driftwood, song lyrics that pop into my head and remind me of people and places, pebbles from beaches -totems of place and belonging […]

My colours

      Coloured rhymes with othered, The “other” no one understands Not black or white, In betweenish, but not even. The “left overs” that the man did not care to define too carefully by design. Coloured the word, Enslaved is the history. Forced couplings and sexual assaults, My grandmother’s, mother’s, mother. Herstory, my story, […]

The girl who transitioned from an elephant to a mouse and back again

Previous Next “ Fragments, kept and collected… a memory unravels. …At 10 yrs old she was cast as a baby elephant in a ballet concert and learnt the difference between petite, and short and fat. She remembers longing to be the beautiful, delicate little mouse- If only that 10 year old knew that one day […]


Drift (Talismans for the soul) The door is open… The gate too… Still drifting here in the space between… One foot inside the threshold, the other out… Why am I not moving? Everything, absolutely everything… needs to be done yesterday. While everyone tries to clamber their “normal” back Into lives and a world that has […]

Embracing the space between

Potential,becoming, being- gathering tales that bring learning and change Last week I attended the Regional Arts Australia Artlands conference. ( thank you for the participation grant Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria) The conference theme this year was the space between. There were many sensational discussions and presentations about this idea and theme= particularly […]

She is… repurposed, upcycled, recycled

Some of the necklaces, earrings and brooches from my An unopening ( needle and hammer) collection are back home on the Victorian side of the border and available for purchase via my online store. Go to Shop in menu. Handcrafted with repurposed, upcycled, recycled metals and textiles.

Border mail

Many thanks to Jodie O’Sullivan and The Border Mail for this great article. My collection of adornments An unopening (hammer and needle) is  available at Corowa Jewellery, Sanger Street COROWA NSW. Mon – Fri 9-5pm and Sat 9 -12pm.

Unopened but installed…

The opening of my collection of work, An Unopening ( hammer and needle) that was scheduled for 5pm onwards tonight(28 May) at Corowa Jewellery is postponed due to the COVID pandemic lockdown in Victorian and associated rules and reasons for leaving our homes et al. However, the work is installed and you can see it […]

An unopening (hammer and needle)

An unopening… Something not open… Locked down… Isolated… Relocated… Unopen … unhinged… The same… but not the same Familiar but not. …Unopen The time between what was and what’s next A liminal space. Time to rethink… I have a hammer and a needle… Force, disperse, reshape, nurture, mend and repair… I think I can. This […]