Cathy Newell Price works from her studio in converted farm buildings in Shinfield near Reading. Her jewellery is inspired by the British countryside and gardens; birds, flowers and insects all feature. Her interest in plants is not surprising as her degree was in Plant Science (Cardiff University). A self-taught jeweller, she has been working in silver since she was a teenager and still uses the piercing saw she was bought when she was fifteen.
Materials used are precious metals, gems and vitreous enamel. Most recent designs have been formed by casting molten silver directly into hand carved moulds resulting in a raised surface design. Each piece made is a one off as the moulds cannot be used twice.
Continued development of these new hand cast pieces led to them being enamelled and set into hand made silver settings. Other techniques include lost wax casting, enamelling, hand piercing and fabrication, etching, stamping and roll printing with hand made plates.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.