The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2015

 An art project where artists from all over the world are paired and asked to create a unique piece of contemporary jewellery for each other. I was paired with Robyn Galway from Northern Ireland.

Robyn’s jewellery is full of colour and uses different materials which really appeal to me and inspire my work too. Having explored Robyn’s website, and spoken via Skype, I decided to make a piece that combined an element of her work with mine. Robyn made a series of pieces using door knobs and that’s what I chose to incorporate into a brooch for her. The finished piece is made from yellow laminate, walnut, oxidised silver, steel and the wooden door knob fitted in really well. It was a lovely experience to make a piece just for a specific person. (August 2015)