Mandy set up her workshop in 1983 after leaving the Royal College of Art, working primarily in non precious materials, usually anodised aluminium, producing one off and batch production jewellery, creating large, bold pieces which are both wearable and affordable.
Her three passions are colour, pattern and technique. Although trained as a jeweller, her work has been heavily influenced by both traditional and contemporary textiles. In 2010, she received an Arts Council of Wales grant to help purchase a laser cutter which has enabled her to develop new work.
The Monochrome Marks collection is a break away from her usual colourful work, exploring the possibilities of pattern alone without the intrusion of colour. The patterns have been collected over time, textures observed during her travels, spotted in diverse locations including Italy, India and Canada. The laser etched laminate is interlaced with stitching reminiscent of Indian kantha stitch; this has the function of linking the individual elements.