I have a background in fashion design pattern making and silversmithing. I have designed garments in both Japan and New Zealand.
In 2011 and 2012, my garments were selected for the World of Wearable Art in Wellington New Zealand, and in 2011, I received the First Time Entrant Award. I have a degree in Information Technology and worked in this industry.
I have now been part of the team at Sands Carving Studio since early 2019 and love the pounamu, it’s variety and beauty. I am responsible for making the mounts and brass braces for presenting taonga as well as binding while I continue to develop a growing passion for carving pounamu