A Treasure Trove of Talent
My jewellery is inspired by the glass itself which is then fused together in a kiln. Dichroic glass, which is glass with thin coating of metal, can be capped with a clear layer, which makes the piece sparkle, or left uncapped for a duller metallic look.
I created a range of sophisticated iridescent pendants and earrings reflecting the brightness of spring emerging after winter, alongside some pieces which are designed for less formal wear.
Over the past year I have made silver jewellery, which incorporates semi precious stones, pearls and beads. My inspiration comes from the colour, cut and size of the stones or beads. I roller texture using real leaves and flowers, some of which I have dried. My latest pieces are of a bramble leaf with a rose cut, green tourmaline, a silver ring made from a cast horseshoe nail with a green tourmaline stone and a silver turtle with a blue agate as the shell.
The year began with Luutia and Continuum. Luutia is very much about combining organic forms with a Brutalist aesthetic and was inspired by the casting of silver into dry spaghetti - it turned out to be the most popular of the new collections. Continuum leans more towards the delicacy of the early Mid-Century Modern and came about from studying the designs of Barbara Hulanicki and her (and my) love of Celtic imagery and continuous knotwork.
I finally created Darricarrere, a collection of cast silver rings and pendants set with colourful gemstones. This collection attempts to emulate the amazing textured 3D Dalle de Verre’s stained glass windows of the late Roger Darricarrere.
One of my creative passions are the folds and twists of leaves, vines, petals. For this reason, with my jewellery I love wire work and mixing colours together. Usually this means mixing gemstones and using the wire to create a framework for them, but I decided to go against my usual trend and just worked with wire so here I ha
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Shoreham Art Gallery, 27 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WA
Mon 1 Feb 2021 to Sun 28 Feb 2021