Hi, I’m Tracy. Nice to meet you.
Since you’ve taken the time to visit my site, I guess I should tell you a little about myself.
I’m a qualified manufacturing jeweller, having completed a four year apprenticeship at Sydney TAFE way back in the 80s. I have always been the creative type, although I hadn’t thought of making jewellery until my mum suggested it when I was about fifteen – she figured it would be nice to have a jeweller in the family. I did some work experience in a jewellery workshop when I was in high school and, although back then I wasn’t doing much more than polishing, I could see that this was something I wanted to continue with. When I had proved myself in the polishing room, I was allowed to make my first piece of silver jewellery and that was it…… I was going to be a jeweller. I secured an apprenticeship and, well, the rest is history.
Now, many years later, I am still loving my work. The whole process of design, followed by the hands-on work of creating something so unique is a wonderful experience. In 2009, I was asked to teach a jewellery making class at Grafton Artsfest, an opportunity I jumped at. Since then, teaching has been a large part of my business and my life, and I have taught at a number of arts festivals and local events. I really enjoy sharing this craft and am constantly amazed by what my students achieve.
With teaching firmly in mind, as well as the dream of one day having my own creative space to work in, I have built a fully-equipped jewellery workshop and design studio on my property in the gorgeous Hawkesbury region of NSW. With a beautiful natural bush outlook, it is the perfect environment for inspiration and creativity. The studio is also set up to accommodate up to six students for jewellery-making classes.
I hope to see you here soon.