In 1998 Diane established her jewellery studio after studying Jewellery Design at TAFE Tasmania.
Diane’s art practice is based in contemporary jewellery but has extended to public art and speculative exhibition and installation pieces. Her works often suggest a degree of fragility in both their aesthetics and concept and touch on quite fundamental human vulnerabilities.
As Diane comments, “We are our own islands in a common ocean. Each of us is a fragile vessel, a capsule...” Diane’s larger work sees her sometimes take, as the artist states, “... a jeweller’s aesthetic or approach of using smaller components and upscale it and see where it leads. In past works I’ve enjoyed playing with scale making some necklaces several metres long.”