Jewellery

For the last year or so I have been directing my creativity towards painting, sculpture and creative writing.  Designing and making jewellery  has been my main occupation for some 10 years now but the time has come to follow other paths. The jewellery shown here will be the last pieces I make barring commissions, so if you like bold, geometric, sculptural jewellery, take a look at my collections and visit my online shop.

All Photographs by Matthew Booth unless stated otherwise.

Geodesic Dome Pendant
Geodesic Dome Pendant – photo by Sally Wakelin

The geodesic Dome pendant can be worn rolled into a partial sphere or spread out flat like a cobweb as seen below.

The matching earrings which can be re-arranged in the same way.

Geodesic Dome Pendant
Geodesic Dome Pendant and Earrings
compression_bangles_ring
Compression Bangles and Gold-plated Ring
Angled_Compression_Bangle
Angled Compression Bangle
Angled Compression Bangle and Rings
Angled Compression Bangle and Rings
Trace Pendant , Earrings and Spinning Ring
Trace Pendant, Earrings and Spinning Ring

Creating Cast Shadows

Somehow I seem to have found myself moving almost full circle in my use of scale.  I began with intricate delicate jewellery in silver and moved abruptly in a dramatic change of scale to a few bulky fabrications in painted MDF, then mild steel sculpture as big as I could make it. I yearned to go bigger, larger than life but for that you need money, strength, a whole workshop full of specialist equipment, space and hopefully a commission. After a liberating but all too brief dalliance with pleated paper and an even briefer sojourn with copper sheet, I adopted a more restrained approach,  all white sculpture on a domestic scale in a medium quite new to me until now, cast plaster. Gradually and almost without realising what was afoot, the scale has slid back down, close to jewellery sized pieces.
Throughout this whole exploration of materials and processes, runs my habitual theme of repetition, it seems to be the one constant, indeed it is undeniably quite my favourite. And of course my second favourite, the aspect that sits so well with repetition – cast shadows.

 

Sally Wakelin pleated paper installation

Relueaux Triangle Sculpture

Soft daylight casting shadows over hemispherical arrangement

48 plus one

Slatted Shadows and Reflections

The image of the sunlight making slatted shadows on the wall reminded me of what I love about the kind of jewellery I make – repetition of parallel cuts.

All these fabulous photographs were taken by Matthew Booth who skilfully created exactly the kind of photos I had envisaged and intuitively understood how to transform mere objects into visions extending into the reflective surfaces.

All these pieces are made in Sterling silver and are available for sale from the Online shop