Artwork for Uschi Arens Price
large neckpiece - sterling silver and dichroic
necklace - ovoid shapes
three brooches - pebble series
brooch ripples series
I discovered silversmithing, was amazed by the tools, hammers, saws, drills, files and more and fell in love with the material and process.
My favourite techniques are fusing and reticulation, using heat and layers of silver to pattern and shape.
To create shapes, I draw flowers and leaves, to learn their details, then search for interesting lines.
Silver and other materials seduce me into making flamboyant pieces of jewellery: neckpieces, brooches and cuffs.
Silversmith, working with silver and other materials.
My path to jewellery making evolved from a deep interest in art and crafts. Courses in contemporary silversmithing at the School of Art and Design in Bristol.
Exhibit during the year in exhibitions organised by farOpen (Forest and Rivers Open) in the Forest of Dean, www.faropen.co.uk.
As a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen I sell my jewellery in its shop in Montpellier, Cheltenham