Bob is from Dunedin, following his retirement he commenced full time jewellery making in 1999. Until 2011 Bob had his own workshop and gallery the Contemporary Jewellery Gallery. Much of Bobs inspiration comes from the shapes, forms, textures and colours of the New Zealand's South Island environment. Working in sterling silver, gold, copper, mokume gane, pounamu (greenstone), paua and Queensland boulder opal using simple, traditional hand tools and techniques. It is one of a kind or very limited series.