Natalie grew up in Hong Kong, studied in the United Kingdom and went to exchange in South Korea. These experiences have broadened her horizon and enabled her to learn new ways of looking at things. She is interested in exploring themes relating to cultural differences.

Natalie is a  graduate from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (hons) degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. She continued her studies at Bishopsland Educational Trust, a postgraduate course renowned for jewellery and metalwork making.

She is also a GIA graduate gemologist.