FORCES Instability/stability

This brooch and neckpiece is part of the show FORCES currently showing at Studio 20/17 Project Space in Sydney.  The show looks at strength and fluidity in contemporary jewellery and object practice using steel.  I have been using steel in my work for 8 years, I wanted to organise a show with other artists who use and celebrate the material, and here it is.
These pieces are made of mild steel, heat treated and chiseled with a blackened silver setting.  I was exploring the fluidity of how we experience the world and ourselves within it.  Balancing our mental state we flow from stable to unstable dependent on our experience and how we view and interpret these events in out daily lives. The interplay of light on these pieces reflect the multiple dimensions of our experience.


Circles and lines

This necklace is part of a series looking at simple forms - we are all made up of them. The horror and brutality in Syria brings such sadness ... we are where we are, and helping each other to a way forward will prove a test of our humanity and humility - I choose to support the amazing work of Doctors without borders


Touchstones at Egetal

Touchstones is an exhibition at EGETAL which runs 12 Sept-1 October, examining how we find meaning in everyday life - how what we wear on our hands can engage us in a moment to slow and remind ourselves to be present. These rings are inspired by the people who allow me to feel present in everyday life: my children. I have created two rings that sit together and speak of love, vulnerability, play, strength and laughter. One ring, in 18ct yellow gold set with rough diamonds, celebrates the softness and fragility of motherhood. This ring nestles within an oxidised fused silver and gold ring that symbolises strength and power. More details and other artists work egetal. Photo egetal.


Knife edge earrings

Silver and 18Y posts with champagne diamonds

Galaxy Planet studs

Fused gold and silver


Boulder Opal

This is the piece I made for Egetal's Fifteen Celebrations. This is what they wrote about it Cosmic wonders pierce the infinite dark of an Australian night sky as rivers vein great expanses of earth and rock in Sarah Heyward’s powerful boulder opal, quartz, 18ct yellow gold and silk necklace. This stirring song to the antipodes is now available for viewing and purchase in the gallery as part of our ‘Fifteen’ exhibition.


Galaxy Fusion Cuff

Fused gold and sterling silver set with champagne and white diamonds

Knife Edge Eternity

18W gold, champagne diamonds. This ring is at EGETAL



Last night I attended the launch of the fantastic new space, NorthCity4 in Brunswick. I am really excited about this community space for contemporary jewellers and object makers. Can's wait for the seminars and workshops. Thanks to all involved for realising this amazing project. I also bought a beautiful Katherine Bowman print,  joy! NorthCity4 Website


Egetal Interview

I was interviewd by Richard from Egetal late last year ... you can read it here