Naomi has been making jewellery since she was 14 and has always designed as she works, allowing the making process to inspire the final piece. Many of her designs use leaves, plants and feathers to imprint natural textures on silver, giving her work a 'found' quality - almost as if the pieces were produced by a natural process. She explores new ideas through playing with metal - first texturing with embossing and hammering, then folding and bending to create forms derived from nature particularly seeds and flowers.
Naomi likes to use the contrasting textures of different plants which she combines in one piece of jewellery and compliments with touches of 18 carat gold and coloured semi-precious stones.
Naomi makes each of her pieces by hand in her Brighton studio - she uses no casting or machine work and none of her jewellery is mass produced, so each piece is unique. She makes a constantly evolving range of jewellery including cufflinks and one-off rings.
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.