Whilst studying for a degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham Sian Elizabeth Hughes’ jewellery designs evolved to rely on simplicity and sensitivity to the materials, forms, colours and textures.
Sian’s designs take inspiration from natural forms and within this context she tries to incorporate the effects of the particular season and surrounding environment. Many of her pieces combine Gold, Silver and semi precious stones.
“I enjoying creating simple but beautiful forms and there is often a delicate and feminine element to my work. Winter snow blizzards in New York’s Central Park inspired my first collection called ‘Flourish. The collection developed from paper sculptures that were translated into precious metals.”
New Designers Graduate exhibition, London 2006, saw Sian scoop the Contemporary Applied Arts (CAA) award and she has since been awarded a Goldsmith’s Fair Graduate Award in 2009.
**Sian's new collection will be arriving online with us very soon...
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.