Each piece has taken shape from my passion for heritage, traditional crafts and techniques, such as basketry and the fishing industry. These are also developed from my interest in experimenting with the natural boundaries and, or qualities of the materials used.
My ongoing ‘Coiled Jewellery’ collection has been inspired by the fascinating organic shapes that can be produced by using a traditional basketry technique called coiling, which naturally creates three dimensional organic forms and a hole that adds an extra element to the pieces, drawing a person to look inside.
The pieces have also been inspired by basketry’s close links with botany. They have been designed not to imitate nature, but to remind the wearer of the close relationship basketry has with it, when basketry originated from materials found in various cultural surroundings. The fine hand-woven basketry technique in silver or gold, outlines carefully selected enamel, gold finishes and set stones, their colours acting in contrast with one another. This has been inspired by a berry in nature and its purpose to attract wildlife amongst foliage.
Jewellery can be made to order, please contact me for more details. I also run jewellery workshops from my Krowji studio.