Artwork for Clare de la Torre
Silver Turban Ring
Oxidised Silver Quatrefoil Necklace with Red Aventurine
Triple Ring Set
Silver Acorn Chain Necklace
Monolith Embossed Silver Pendant
Prehnite Lock and Key Necklace, oxidised silver
Oxidised Silver Pod Necklace with Jasper
It's a game. The best days are when I empty my mind and look at things afresh - turn my workings upside down and look at them from a new perspective. That's when I move ahead and make something new. I enjoy applying surface textures – which liberate me from the “tyranny” of highly polished precious metals. My overall aim is to make work that is easy to wear – undemanding and long-lasting both in strength and style.
I'm a maker - I like the process and I like discovering were the process leads me. I react to "unintention" and see if there's something in it that I can use.
The work I produce in the jewellery workshop divides into two groups: commissioned work and collections. Collections are groups of pieces with a common thread – a texture, a technique or form – and usually include earrings, rings, necklaces and brooches. Commissions or one-offs come about from conversations with the client and reviewing past work.
Tinsmiths, Ledbury; Teme Valley Market (monthly): Knightwick