After lecturing at Edinburgh College of Art for 25 years, followed by an Honorary Research Fellowship, Dianne re-trained as a jewellery designer-maker at Carnegie College in Fife and London Metropolitan University. She has been exhibiting regularly since 2005 and specialises in one-off pieces.
My recent jewellery has been responding to the ideas in How to Read Water by Tristan Gooley added to my own experience of the sea. I am fascinated by how water behaves, especially the wave patterns behind ‘natural navigation’ used by Polynesians for thousands of years, enabling them to navigate great distances without instruments.
Flow lines around islands and ripple patterns are abstracted in both the forms and the surfaces of my pieces. The silver surfaces are textured with net to suggest the link to fishing. I’ve also been experimenting with 24k gold highlights.