My colourful, embellished and functional pieces are influenced by my life in Nepal where I am surrounded by vibrant colour, extraordinary contrasts and a rich cultural tradition of wonderful jewellery.
Sometimes I combine polymer with semi precious stones like coral, amber, turquoise, lapis and silver. Stones purchased from canny, wizened men in small, dark cave-like shops where they are brought out wrapped in dirty material and lovingly unwrapped. Sometimes I use polymer to look like those stones!
My exposure to the vast outback skies and the extraordinary colours and textures of the Australian Outback can also be seen in my work. Highly textured pieces in the bleached or brilliant colours of the desert reflect these more recent influences. I enjoy working with organic forms and talismanic designs celebrating a connection with nature and inner spirituality.