Saturday, 28 October 2017

Lost and Found Jewellery

Some of you may know from previous blogs or from my profile that my main job for the last 12 years or so has been my Jewellery collection, 'Lost and Found'. And I'm very excited to have opened an Etsy shop so you can now buy it online. 
I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a little about my back ground and history of the collection and myself as a Jeweller.  To visit my shop Just Click HERE or go to Etsy - LostAndFoundByRosie

I’m a 4th generation jeweller with my paternal grandfather having an enamelling factory in the Birmingham jewellery quarter. I studied Jewellery and Silver Smithing at Sheffield Hallam university. I have always loved art and sculpture but wanted to have skills that I could work with to express that and which was also a viable way to make money so I could always do what I loved for a living. At university I did a lot of silver smithing and ‘conceptual’ jewellery work; giant concrete bangles and such. When I left I worked for the fabulous designer Lara Bohinc and I feel that is where I really learnt to make jewellery, making multiples of single items and really learning the business.

My Lost and Found collection has been exhibiting in galleries all over the country from the Shetland Isles to Somerset. The collection was featured in the Marie Claire Hot List and Elle Collections.

The inspiration for all my work has been the story behind the piece. My father, mother and brother are actors and writers and so the idea of telling a story is very important to me. And with the ‘Lost and Found’ collection I find that people always want to know how the fragments got to the garden. Who ate from the plate or smashed the cup that ended up buried in a garden? I love that. To give people the opportunity to create their own story and look at discarded objects differently, even if they are broken.

Hope you've enjoyed this little detour from my knitting life and please visit my shop HERE!!

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