MIRANDA SHARPE

Birmingham. Works with precious metals & vitreous enamels. Received the West Midlands Arts Creative Ambitions Award, for both Inhorgenta, Germany and  Chelsea Crafts Fair, 2000. In the collection of the Cohn Foundation, Philadelphia, USA. Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham museums. Outlets and exhibitions include The Bluecoat Display Centre, Desinyard, Strathearn Gallery and Castle Gallery.

About Miranda

Miranda started her professional practice designing and making contemporary jewellery in 2001 and has exhibited and sold her work widely across the UK and ventured into the international market place.  After studying for an MA at the Birmingham School of Jewellery, Miranda launched her business from the Jewellery Quarter becoming a part of the vibrant making community there.

Miranda’s jewellery ranges have been inspired heavily by the natural world, with recent inspiration exploring matter that evokes strong emotional responses. Personal work draws on microscopic imagery of bacteria and disease, finding beauty through the form and colours of these images. 

Miranda explores form, composition and colour application through a combination of drawing and material experimentation to reach design conclusions. 

Miranda currently works predominantly with precious metals and vitreous enamels with the odd splash of semi-precious and precious stones. Miranda’s collections combine a range of repeatable items with limited edition and one-off pieces, vitreous enamels are used throughout but the one-off pieces explore enamelling techniques in greater depth. Enamelling is a time consuming practice of layering finely ground glass and firing it in a kiln; often grinding back layers for a smooth surface or to reveal the layers of colour or pattern. The techniques employed by Miranda include: wet laying, sieving, painting enamels, cloisonné and scraffito.

Further Images

Petri moonstone earrings

Petri moonstone earrings

Grey moonstones and spinels accompany aqua blue transparent enamelled silver, for a dramatic pair of earrings.

Petri cuts ring

Petri cuts ring

Engraved silver with transparent enamel form the top of this ring.

Petri amber necklace

Petri amber necklace

Silver pendant with textured enamel in shades of green, complemented with a green amber stone and handmade chain.


Turquoise earrings

Turquoise earrings

Engraved silver with transparent yellow enamel and blue detailed studs set off the turquoise stones in these earrings.

Just a selection of the contemporary jewellery available to buy on lovedazzle.com by Miranda Sharpe


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