Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?
I’m a jewellery designer working in 3D-printed silver, steel and brass. My designs are made to stand out, with contemporary style and an urban aesthetic to appeal to people who like something a bit different.
What inspires your work?
Pretty much anything from art and architecture, to music, movies and random thoughts that wake me up at 3am.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I’m a freelance sub-editor working in magazine publishing as my day job, as well as an aspiring writer. I also worked as a photographer several years ago, and still do it for fun.
What memorable responses have you had to your work?
People are generally interested in my designs and intrigued by the 3D-printing process, as it’s still relatively new in the world of jewellery making.
One thing you can’t live without?
Stories, in whatever form they come. TV shows, movies, books, songs, photographs, illustrations and other designs all tell their own stories.
What gets you up in the morning?
The alarm on my phone, and plenty of caffeine.
How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?
Weird. She only needs one.
What is the next skill you want to learn?
Concentration. I have quite mastered that one yet.
What is your dream project?
Having a design studio and retail space focusing on handcrafts like jewellery, leatherwork, woodwork and ceramics, stocked with the work of interesting small-run designers from around the world.
Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?
The inner west. It’s where I live and where I most enjoy spending my time. There’s such a vibrant culture in and around Marrickville, Enmore, Newtown and Glebe that there’s always something to see or do, and the people are accepting of and excited by one another’s differences.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a bit scared, you’re not doing it right.
What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?
Figure out the three most important things that make you who you are, and tell that story through your work.
And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?
Flaws by Bastille.
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