Alistair has over 25 years' experience creating jewellery. Inspired by his natural environment and Pacific forms, his designs are hand-made mostly from silver, gold, fired enamels, unusual gems and diamonds. Not one to be pigeon-holed, Alistair enjoys making one-off designs.
His training included a rare apprenticeship in the badge and metal making branch of a manufacturing jeweller, specialising in vitreous enamelling. As well as working for several traditional jewellers, he has also studied graphic design, bronze casting and sculpture.
He lives in Wellington with his family and other interests include music, art, cycling, swimming and skiing.
His love of learning new things, particularly at the CEC, led to him offering his skills as a jewellery tutor - something he greatly enjoys.