Since 2005 I have been making contemporary acrylic jewellery with wild flower designs. I use 100% recycled acrylic.
My work is not mass produced - each piece is individually handmade using real flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths, are a rich source of material. I collect dry and press the leaves and flowers and then use them to create the designs using a process I developed which I call ‘fossilized', as the fine detail and even the veins of the leaves show on the embossed surface of the acrylic. The leaves perish in the process so each piece is unique as all leaves and flowers differ from all others.
I confront the synthetic with the wild by using plants to produce beautiful and individual acrylic jewellery. My work is a celebration of the organic and the industrial. A memory to each individual flower or leaf.
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.