I grew up in Italy, where I soon discovered I fitted in like a square peg in a round hole. So, at the age of 20, I moved to London and, after graduating in English Literature, I pursued diverse and progressively more interesting careers in publishing, hospitality and archaeology. Until my mid-thirties, when I found my true calling and retrained in the jewellery quarter in London and through a second degree in Three-Dimensional Design and Craft. I practise happily from my studio in north Norfolk, on the North Sea coast, which has been my home and constant source of inspiration since 2008.
Making is central to my personal and spiritual growth. I always say that any investigation into the production of new pieces is very much about “making me” as well as making new work. My practice is slow and mindful, not only of the provenance and destination of each piece, but also of my natural cycles of thinking and making. I am also very interested in the calm and the discipline that can be learnt through making and I often like to channel my instinctive and eruptive creative inner self through contemplative, challenging and process-intensive work.
For further information about me or about past and forthcoming exhibitions, please click here for my CV.