The Maker

      

Hiya,

I'm Cara! the Arty Jeweller

I create unique, bold and colourful art jewellery exploring patina, texture and colour from my surrounding environment. Exploring and celebrating the beauty of ageing and decay in the production of entirely handmade and one-off-a kind of wearable art.
I develop small limited edition collections of colourful metal and vitreous enamel jewellery.  Often Inspired by nature and the urban/coastal landscape. Creating bold painterly one-off pieces of jewellery expressing the wearers individuality and uniqueness, creating confidence and empowerment.
 

Originally trained in Fine Art, and spending many years working in the arts education and gallery sector. I took time out to raise my children and re over from a serious illness.

 I decided to refocus my skills and retrain in Contemporary Craft and Jewellery Design. I directed my passion for sculpture and painting into creating one off pieces off art, making smaller wearable pieces.


Through sketchbook work and materials experimentation, I design and craft the pieces,
 taking inspiration from the places I have lived and landscapes I visit. 

I am obsessed with colour and texture and I am always trying to replicate aged patinas and surfaces through manipulating metal, glass enamels and textiles. I try to combine the urban and the natural together, through use of traditional and non traditional jewellery making processes and materials. 

Where possible I use recycled materials and packaging and raise awareness of sea life and nature conservation through some of my Special Collections. 

I love nothing more than creating custom creations, so if this is something you would like to discuss please email me directly at: artjeweller@gmail.com