Alison is well known as an award-winning clothing designer in Wellington, specialising in glamorous garments and fine tailoring. In 2003 she began to develop a parallel career as a jewellery artist, beginning with a part-time course. Now a well-established jeweller, she divides her time equally between the two practices. Typically, Alison is commissioned to create jewellery to complement her special-occasion garments. She travels to the gemstone mines in Sri Lanka to source her raw materials, and works with a lapidary to custom-cut them to her specifications. Using these stones, Alison combines her passion for colour with traditional craftsmanship. Her work is feminine, always sophisticated, and highly sought-after by private collectors.