Today, we’d like to introduce you to the lovely Anne Morgan Jewellery. Anne is an established, award-winning contemporary jeweller, specialising in handmade reticulated jewellery, a process that results in unique ridged and rippled textures on silver or gold. As well as her own work, Anne showcases striking pieces – made from a range of materials – by some of the UK’s leading designers and makers at her jewellery shop and gallery in Penarth, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Alongside remodelling of old jewellery and commissions of new pieces, she also holds regular wedding ring workshops, allowing brides and grooms-to-be to design and make their own bespoke jewellery. For more, see annemorgan.co.uk
Exclusive contemporary jewellery exhibition showcases cutting edge UK designer/makers
On until May, the exclusive Sp-Ring exhibition features fine handcrafted rings in silver, gold and precious stones, including eye-catching signature collections from the likes of Daphne Krinos, Emily Thatcher, Ching Chin, Hannah Bedford, Hannah Louise Lamb, Jacks Turner, Jane Macintosh, Kate Hodgson, Mark Veevers, Sarah Pulvertaft, Sue Lane and Sylvaine Frouin.
“We’re really lucky to have secured rings by these fantastic jewellers,” said Anne Morgan. “This showcase is for a limited time only and comes to an end in May, so do not miss the chance to adorn your hands with these gorgeous, highly covetable beauties. We will find it very hard to say goodbye to all of them!”
Based in Bath/Bristol, contemporary jeweller Anny Ching Chin Hsieh has been making and designing jewellery since 2009. With an architectural background, her work – quirky yet elegant, bold yet feminine – balances proportion, intricate detail, texture and colour.
Oval grey diamond ring with pave set diamonds chingchinjewellery.com
Known for her dramatic, instantly recognisable designs – inspired by geometric forms and the urban landscape, and defined by bold use of colour, form, shape and texture – Krinos creates unique, one-off sculptural jewellery entirely by hand, working with gold, black oxidised silver, various metals and precious gems. Originally from Greece, her distinctive work – some of which can be found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, amongst others – has captured a broad and loyal following.Sculptural Ring in lightly oxidised silver with 18ct yellow gold and diamond daphnekrinos.com
Fascinated by electron microscope images of the world around us (the microscopes use a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination), Thatcher translates these forms and textures into sculptural, wearable art objects, handcrafted and forged from metal, with gemstones selected for their unique beauty and rich colour. Her work is exhibited regularly at UK galleries and craft/design shows.Double tourmaline ring emilythatcher.co.uk
One of the leading makers of contemporary jewellery using the art of granulation, an ancient art form where each piece is adorned with fine granules of precious metal. Meticulously handcrafted in her London studio, Bedford’s beautiful bespoke commissions play with scale and form, combining contrasting metals and feature statement stones.
HANNAH LOUISE LAMB
A graduate of The Royal College of Art and Glasgow School of Art, Lamb has had her jewellery exhibited internationally. Working from her studio near Edinburgh, she’s inspired by coastlines, vintage maps, colours and textures that draw associations with her idyllic childhood in Cornwall. With skills rooted in traditional fabrication techniques and quality workmanship, she loves making custom, heirloom-worthy items that allow people to tell their own story.
Coastline rings in silver and 18ct gold hannahlouiselamb.com
Working primarily in 18-carat gold and platinum, the award-winning Bristol-based jewellery designer combines conventional goldsmithing and stone-setting techniques with the latest in computer-aided design technology to create exceptional, elegant and distinctly modern pieces, each finished by hand.
Widely exhibited in the UK, Europe and the USA, MacIntosh makes one-off pieces of timeless, tactile jewellery, using silver, 18-carat gold, palladium, gemstones and even less precious minerals – such as slate – to add texture, interest and depth. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the urban landscape, she uses traditional goldsmithing skills to create highly individual, bold and intricately-crafted designs.Smokey quartz & prasiolite rings janemacintosh.com
Specialising in Victorian flower setting, where metal is pulled over a gemstone to create tiny ﬂower shapes, and influenced by botanicals and vintage jewellery, Hodgson’s work – made at London’s renowned The Goldsmiths’ Centre – has sold internationally and been featured in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, amongst others.
Designed for both men and women, and inspired by road signs and symbols, Veevers uses a range of materials and processes to create unique, handmade pieces. He combines mild steel, silver, 18-carat gold, ceramics, diamonds and vitreous enamels, with design decisions often made at his bench, in the heat of the moment.
A graduate of Sydney College of The Arts, Pulvertaft exhibits widely in the UK and overseas. Inspired by the rural environment surrounding her Oxfordshire workshop, she uses traditional techniques to make silver and gold jewellery, typically featuring subtle undulating surfaces and patterns.
Working from a her rural Herefordshire studio, Lane’s bespoke contemporary designs are subtle and minimal, with clean lines and a soft finish, punctuated with carefully sourced and selected diamonds and precious coloured stones. Each one is unique, borne of her desire to keep pushing boundaries, experimenting and evolving.18ct gold ring and sapphire suelanejewellery.co.uk
The Brighton-based, French-born jeweller creates quirky, tactile items that make you smile and tell a story. Rooted in detail and inspired by “the innocence of childhood, the beauty of nature and the magic of dreams”, Frouin employs various different techniques, bringing together materials such as silver, resin, wood, gold and gemstones to make organic shapes with geometric lines; faces are a common theme, too.Circus ring in silver with cornelian and iolite sylvaineart.com
If you’d like to visit the Sp-Ring exhibition, it is on until May at Anne Morgan Jewellery in Penarth.