My inspiration has always come from the North, its culture, landscapes and history. Growing up in Scotland, my childhood was full of legend and myth, castles, clan customs, rugged coastlines, dramatic scenery and of course, the weather!
Each piece of jewellery and sculpture is beautifully hand cut, crafted and finished with meticulous attention to detail, each in its own way inspired by the landscape and history of the North.
I hope you will enjoy perusing the items, and if you would like to know more about the inspiration for NorthStone designs, please see the About page.
In later years living in Northern England I explored the Roman settlements along Hadrians Wall, the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and dramatic landscapes of the Lake District before moving back to my native Scotland. You will often see the influence of history and landscape in my jewellery and sculpture work.
In an exciting development, NorthStone joined forces with Powertex UK in June 2018 to become an accredited tutor and distributor and this opened up many more creative avenues for wire and sculpture work. With NSJ Powertex I am developing a new arm of activity, with workshops and online tutorials in wire and mixed media. As Creative Team Leader for Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway, I am also actively looking for new tutors for the team in these areas.
Powertex is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, water based textile hardener which can be used to create all sorts of weird and wonderful things, many using recycled materials. It is also water resistant so as well as canvases, figurines, fairie houses and teapots, you can make garden sculptures, plant pots, door signs, the only limit is your imagination!
For more information about our workshops and venues, please click the workshop link opposite.