Neil has a Master’s in Urban Design and was working in London when in 2010 his sister had an accident that changed things. A year later, he’d left the office job and was making jewellery under the pseudonym Nilplug.
Neil was born in Luton in 1972 and moved to Caledon in 2020. He’s a part-time maker, combining metals, woods and clay in characterful works which explore the expressive qualities of these materials to help challenge what we perceive to be precious.
His early work was featured in Wallpaper Magazine in 2012, and he was subsequently selected to exhibit at International Jewellery London as one of four Bright Young Gems – Jewellery stars of the future. He was supported by the Craft Councils Hothouse Maker Development Programme in 2014 and invited to show at London Collection: Men by The British Fashion Council.