Workshop Bristol. "Fossiized Plastic" jewellery in acrylic, dyed and embossed. Brilliantly coloured and richly patterned. Each piece is a one-off and individually made. Outlets include: The Sainsbury Center, SDC Gallery Shorditch, Flow Gallery, The Platform Gallery Hatton Garden, Gill Wing islington, Victoria Sewart, Quadri, The Open Eye Gallery, Eaton Appied Arts & The Arnolfini Bristol
Living in a city as I do, people might think I’d be hard-pressed to find inspiration
for my leaf and floral jewellery - far from it. The plants and weeds which grow in
the front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of
I see beauty all around me and the plants which have struggled to succeed in an urban environment give me inspiration on a personal level and for my jewellery.
I use a process I developed while studying for my MA - I call it ‘fossilized plastic’ - which is inspired by a modernist approach; I link the natural world with the man-made by marrying acrylic with the plants I have gathered, to produce beautiful and individual pieces. My work is a celebration of the marriage of organic and inorganic, industrial and natural.
Each piece of jewellery uses the actual plant and even the veins of the leaf will show, thanks to the fine detail which is captured on the embossed surface. This means that each piece is unique and every piece is handcrafted. Choisya, box, vetch and sweetpeas have all appeared in the jewellery I make, whether in the floral cuffs, leaf pendants or earrings.
Lime Turq. Tree leaf Cuff
Close up of lime tree leaf cuff
Aqua Pink sweet pea Cuff
black on white 55 mm love-in-the-mist cuff
Black Garland necklace
Black 2 string Garland necklace
Acrylic/silk and sterling silver
2 string galand necklace with plant dsigns on one side and textile designs on the reverse. It can be worn either way.
orange Hydrangea and teal vetch cuff
aqua pink Garland necklace
Roman leaf necklace
Acrylic and silver
Close up of Roman cuff
Purple and gold roman cuff
Toffee passion flower cuff
red gold passion flower cuff close up.
red garland necklace
orange geranium cuff
pink sweet pea cuff
Blue 3 leaf 45mm Cuff
Acrylic Cuff. A design using the positive image a leaf in blue also available in blue, green,and red