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I started making jewellery with Daniel Clasby in his Auckland studio in 1976, and have been a partner in Fingers Contemporary Jewellery Gallery since joining in 1977. Early works using materials such as pounamu, paua shell and silver are held in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, the Dowse Museum, the Auckland Museum and in private collections.

To commemorate Fingers' move to a larger gallery space, in 1987 I began working exclusively with platinum and high carat gold of alluvial origin from New Zealand's West Coast, hand fabricating each piece using traditional goldsmithing tools and techniques. More recently I've included silver, an old favourite, but my aim, as always, is to create jewellery which is contemporary, but also sufficiently enduring in both design and materials to be worn permanently and to age beautifully.

The images shown here are of jewellery I've made over the last decade or so, some pieces are still available and others I can recreate, or custom make to order. Fingers Gallery, situated opposite the Auckland Art Gallery in Kitchener St, is my only outlet and I'm available there on Saturdays between 11am and 4.30pm. Enquiries and orders can also be made by email and all work sent by courier has a money-back guarantee.