I am an Italian artist and designer, now living and working in the UK having moved from Milan to Brighton in the late 90’s.
My background in Milan’s fashion, art and night club world, have fused with Brighton’s free living, accepting ways and style and have led me to my current creations of increasingly bold and quirky collections.
The wood I use is (FSC) Forest Stewardship Council, which guaranties the wood comes from a sustainable source.
I make everything by hand without use of machinery or mass production techniques. Wood is hand cut using a small piercing saw blade then sanded with different grades of sand paper to archive a smooth finish before sealing.
The images I use are antique or vintage that I graphically manipulate then decoupage onto wood.
I love blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary techniques and design.
I’m meticulous in my attention to detail at every stage and even if extremely laborious I enjoy using this traditional method of making wooden jewellery .
If I had these pieces laser cut, I believe the character and soul would be lost
Nicky Stoner & Claire Vardon
Nicky Stoner is an artist from Heathfield and Claire Vardon is a silversmith from Groombridge and together they create jewellery under the banner of Jewellery with Attitude.
They use recycled glass beads, semi precious stones and hallmarked silver pieces to create their unique contemporary designs - with a story- not available on the high street
They source recycled glass beads directly from bead makers in Ghana enabling the craftsmen to receive a fair return for their work.
Victoria Buckroyd is a Uk based premier hand embroiderer and designer who trained at the Royal School of Needlework and who specializes using silver and gold metal threads with beads and silks.
Victoria's skill,eye for colour and attention to detail with working on a small scale makes exquisite sparkling jewel coloured pieces to wear. Inspired by the age of couture her pieces have a contemporary feel.