My work is centred on the anatomy of blackbirds and experimenting with this form to produce pieces that project an element of drama and conjure a talking point amongst individuals. Combing the gothic influence of mourning jewellery and taxidermy, I use the technique of casting with found animal matter including deer antlers to produce wearable pieces as well as ornamental home ware.
BA(Hons) Metalwork and Jewellery
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
BTEC Diploma - Foundation Art & Design
Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa
Brilliantly Birmingham, MAC, Birmingham
Sara Preisler Gallery, Custard Factory, Birmingham
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
BA(Hons)College Degree show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
Caught in the Current, Loch Fyne, Farnham
Foundation College Show, Warwickshire College, Leamington Spa
@ Work Gallery, Brick Lane, London
"I approached Gina to make a completely custom piece of Jewellery, the pearl pea pod necklace. I was completely overwhelmed at how intricate, beautiful and enchanting the final product was. I could not recommend Gina more highly!"
- Bruce Storey (February 2012)
"The two pieces you sent were brilliant,my dad loved them they were well packaged and your service you should be proud of , the detail is what amazed my dad the most so I can't thank you enough as he likes anything out of the ordinary. Once again many thanks for all you have done gina hope all goes well for you."
- Graham Marsh (March 2010)