Additionally, they connect me to my African roots, in that Africa’s beadwork and flora give me a profound sense of place.
I have learnt to listen to the objects I work with and to experiment without a fixed idea of how the process will unfold.
My creative plans are shaped by the process and my imagination working in unexpected ways.
I enjoy designing gardens using the shape, texture and colours of leaves to create structure and interest.
I particularly like working with plants that are indigenous to South Africa, but I am not a purist.
I make jewellery with beads.
Although I work with all kinds of beads, I prefer using African beads and an African aesthetic.
I recently joined a silver smithing workshop where I am learning to work with silver and other metals.