become | bequeath | behold
My gold jewellery are pieces that shall grow and become more beautiful with every scratch and dent or the patination of everyday wear. They will record your story that you can tell when bequeathing your piece to the next generation. My pieces invite you to behold and reflect by touching and turning them, noticing their shapes and textures and each individual stone full of character. My pieces celebrate deliberate imperfections to situate them in the course of history and invite you to leave your own mark.
My making is very much inspired by Heraclitus' union of opposites and his reminder that the sun is new everyday and we cannot step into the same river twice, as it is neither the same river, nor are we the same (hu)man. My work stands for this becoming, the acceptance of humans in their complexity and our process of development throughout life. Another indelible influence was the explosion of creativity, mainly in music and visual art, in mid 1990s Berlin, which I spent in disused power stations, cellars of abandoned houses and tube stations. My god mother's brutalist jewellery and Rosenthal Studioline vases are two further sources, due to their use of materials and textures.
I always wanted to be a goldsmith and am never happier than when I am in the studio or when a customer loves their new piece of jewellery.
I work with molten, recycled metal, mostly gold but also silver, to create a textured, deconstructed aesthetic that eschews perfection.
The pieces shown in this exhibition will reflect my philosophy and values. They will be mainly made from sterling silver with some gold vermeil.
Please contact me via the contact form on my website for any item from my website or a bespoke piece you wish to discuss.