Classic yet contemporary jewellery in silver and gold plate featuring semi precious gemstones. This collection is inspired by textures and encrusted surfaces built up on objects that I have found beach combing in various locations including the Thames shoreline. The pieces celebrate raw beauty and each one is unique. Please see my shop for more details or contact me directly, commissions welcome.
The Buried Object
The discovery of an object left buried in the ground is endlessly intriguing. It has built up material and broken down again and been on a journey through the landscape. The object and the landscape both leave a mark on each other, a trace of themselves. A positive and negative relationship I enhance through material explorations.
I am interested in archaeological digs and the change of materials over time. My own observational walks inform me, collecting found objects and taking photographs of aged surfaces.
I categorise this research into two groups: additions and subtractions, or build-up and break-down. This helps me to develop groups of pieces responding to each other.
The imprint is important in my project and this becomes part of the work, as it exists together with the final piece to tell a story of the lifecycle of an object.