From the buried treasures of Pompeii to jewels found in meteorites and asteroids falling to earth over millennia; Jade Mellor wants to evoke the feeling of uncovering gems that have practically become part of the landscape through the wearing of time, but originate from another world or civilisation.
Growing up in a Victorian Chapel her father converted into the family home, these ethereal surroundings gave Jade Mellor a love of the historic and encouraged a vivid and creative imagination.
Filled with a collection of strange objects, antiques and old tools from a long line of carpenters and craftspeople on both sides of the family, they sat amongst the domestic objects of a building transformed into a new home in the mid 80s.
A degree in 3D Design at Manchester School of Art let Jade combine her background in art and fashion with new experiments in resin.
The techniques she continues to develop push this medium and her further research into natural history, ancient civilisation and passion for nature's jewels result in exciting colours and textures in processes inspired by fossilisation and mineral structures.