Every day I’m inspired by the natural environment around my studio. Early mornings I walk the few steps with our spaniel, Jasmine, into the ancient woodland next to our home - pure magic. Calm dewdrop mornings or wild whipping wind, sometimes dappled sunshine on mossy roots and rocks.
I try to capture some of that wild magic as I design my jewellery collections here on the Craignish Peninsula. Always looking for intricate natural forms and textures to use in my designs – lichen is featuring strongly in my work just now. Gorgeous bits found as windfall in the woods – or I rescue it from firewood – then coat it with layer upon layer of recycled silver which is fired to capture every tiny beautiful detail preserved as pure silver.
The coastline here is wonderful rocky shores and mirrored skies - ideal for foraging for the perfect pieces of seaweed washed up onto the shore.
Much of my work is commission based. There is such pleasure in creating bespoke pieces with a person in mind. Amazing what can be created when people share ideas. I am constantly inspired by my friends and their ideas, art, music and beauty.
Life is busy – my full-time work is our family run wholesale plant nursery. My fingers always covered in earth or silver – sometimes both! A good combination – to be outside with the plants then to come into the studio to work on the designs that constantly flow around my head.
Do get in touch to discuss a commissioned piece or a gift for someone.
I am currently working on a new collection which will be available to purchase from this site soon.
Model; Julia Spencer
Photographer; Philip Price - lochvisions.co.uk
I am currently developing a new collection which will be available to purchase from this site soon.
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