Winner of the NAJ Special award for Creative Jewellery for my Conchoidal U.F.O. (Unique Finger Ornament) in pink.
This piece is handmade from precious metal and filled with a delicate pink resin. It forms part of my range of U.F.O.s,
inspired by the form and colour of natural minerals and concern over our throwaway culture.
Awarded in the silver jewellery category for my Conchoidal U.F.O (Unique Finger Ornament) in pink.
A handmade piece in gilt silver with beautiful pale pink resin.
Awarded in the production jewellery category for my silver link bracelet. The original link was handcarved from Milliput, then cast in silver.
The clever and intricate design allows each unit to link together to form a chain which can be used as a bracelet or necklace.
The two rings were designed to fit together and become 'one' to reflect the union between two individuals who have chosen to spend their lives together.
The rings have a minimalist aesthetic inspired by the strength and lines of brutalist architecture. The unique and unusual way in which they physically link together and their elegant style caught the eyes of the judges.
The student art medal competition is run by the British Art Medal society. More than one hundred students from over fourteen art colleges and universities around Britain plus guest universities from Europe enter every year.
My art medal is entitled 'Weight of the world' and is about the complexities of the mind and the world we live in.
It was carved and sculpted from one large piece wax and took many, many hours to make! The wax was then cast in bronze and patinated with a rich dark brown to achieve the contrast beween the top golden layers and the deeper shadowy levels.
The finished medal fills the palm of the hand and weighs around 450 grams.