After almost 20 years as a designer in children's publishing, a short silver jewellery course in 2006 prompted a change in direction. The following year I enrolled on a part-time jewellery course and found a local studio where I could make and sell my work. I now have a workshop in the garden where I can sing along to the radio while creating personalised and one-off pieces of work for customers all over the world.
Influences include Rob Ryan's papercuts, the work of Tord Boontje, Lucienne Day's wallpaper, the repeated patterns of the Arts and Crafts movement, vintage lace and the birds and flowers that fill my garden.
As well as jewellery making, Jemima teaches creative workshops on 'thread painting'- exploring creative ways to use thread to create images, using embroidery and fabric art.