My latest collection is made in dyed and textured aluminium
with silver details. Each piece of jewellery is a composition, a window
into a fantasy world where plants grow up the wall like wallpaper
and swallows fly past chandeliers.
I explore thoughts about freedom and identity, with
compositions of shapes from wallpaper, architecture, and historical
off pieces are also inspired by Victorian jewellery and war
I am intrigued by how we adorn ourselves, the way we
communicate through dress, and how we view each other.
also interested in our expectations and assumptions about
jewellery - what it should be made of and how it
should be worn.
I use dyed aluminium and silver to create
a range of textures and contrasts in colour. The processes
I use to dye and texture the aluminium mean that no two pieces
are the same.
The colour varies each time, and the tactile pattern
to each piece individually to create different effects
and combinations. Sometimes a dove is soaring high in an
or a seagull hovers against a background of wispy clouds
in an open sky, and at other times a blackbird flies past
wild flowers rambling up an old wall.
All these effects can
be achieved by using
different sections of pattern and then positioning the
according to to the mood created.
Read more about my previous collections: Jewellery
Quarter (2006) and
Leamington Spa (2004).
1981 > Born
April Stock in Dorset,
2003 > BA
(hons) Jewellery Design, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University
2003 > Moved to shared workshop at Jane Moore Contemporary
Jewellery, Leamington Spa.
July 2004 > Awarded grant by the Arts Council England.
July 2005 > Married and moved to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.