After we closed 2020 with the first ever Christmas edition of MADE MAKERS online, makers have been busy restocking their collections. MADE MAKERS returns from 7pm, Friday 9th April to Sunday 11th April.
Here’s a sneak peek of some contemporary jewellery on offer. We love these unusual pieces! Read on for gems from Jaipur, treasure from the banks of the River Thames, pebbles picked from Cornish beaches and recycled metals paired with ethically sourced stones.
“At the start of 2021 I made a few new jewels, including my Line up rings, with colourful gems sitting neatly in a row. I have reworked the Meteorites in my collection to create new jewels, taking them from statements to more wearable everyday pieces. My work is inspired mostly by the gemstones I obsessively source from around the world. Once a gem has landed in my hands, there is usually an immediate response to design a jewel around it. Recently I’ve been working with new gem cutters in Jaipur. They have custom cut beautiful gems such as aquamarine, opals and watermelon tourmalines for me. There will be new rings on the table this April.”
“I’ll exhibit contemporary jewellery incorporating silver, hand-stitched silk threads & found objects from mudlarking finds along the River Thames. I particularly like objects that have been made by the hands of past generations. Objects with a previous life and use, that can be worked on by my hands to give them a new chapter in their history. As my work is a little bit different to that found in high street jewellers, I find MADE MAKERS invaluable – the show has a good reputation, and is aimed at customers who appreciate contemporary craft.”
“My collections mostly contain one of a kind pieces. Pebble combines stones from Cornish beaches combined with precious stones such as sapphires and diamonds, wrapped in brushed recycled sterling silver. Rugged includes glorious gemstones in coastal colours, with textured recycled sterling silver. Framed simply uses spectacular gems with various natural inclusions, each one a piece of nature’s own art. I am inspired by my Scandinavian heritage for its simplicity, function and elegance, and the textures and colours of the Cornish coastline and landscape.”
An is the maker behind Oxx Jewellery. Her main inspirations are materials themselves; their possibilities and restrictions give her endless inspiration. Having both a product & jewellery designer background, ergonomics, functionality and ethics are high on her agenda. All precious metals used in her collections are 100% recycled, all diamonds and sapphires are ethically sourced.
MADE MAKERS is live from 7pm, Friday 9th April to Sunday 11th April. Browse fine contemporary jewellery in the galleries!
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