CONCHOLOGY: A STUDY OF SHELLS

I love the shapes and patterns formed by shells but I'm always aware of their brittle nature.

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Resin, Carnelian & Silver Ring from New Collection "Conchology" amongst some beach finds

Resin, Carnelian & Silver Ring from New Collection "Conchology" amongst some beach finds

 

Using my processes, by capturing their forms and recreating them in resin they can become wearable objects to enjoy everyday.

Ring and Barnacle Bracelet from "Conchology"

Ring and Barnacle Bracelet from "Conchology"

 

These one-of-a-kind pieces are formed in the shape various shells making them out of solid resin layered by hand, painting and blending delicately in blushing colours in homage to the real beauties of the ocean.

Sketching in the studio

Sketching in the studio

 

Studying their patterns and recreating their hues gave me even more appreciation for their delicate nuances of colour and texture.

Scallop Pendant cast and hand painted in the form of a real shell but more durable in resin

Scallop Pendant cast and hand painted in the form of a real shell but more durable in resin

I found that the process of patiently layering often barely perceptible gradients of colour for this series a very meditative process.

 

New Ring from "Conchology" inspired by the colours of the "Strawberry Topshell" Variety

New Ring from "Conchology" inspired by the colours of the "Strawberry Topshell" Variety

Set with an erganomic silver band these rings are bold yet comfy, moulded to the finger

Set with an erganomic silver band these rings are bold yet comfy, moulded to the finger

These new pieces are all in my shop, plus a few others.

I hope you enjoy looking, and please get in touch with any bespoke ideas and I'll be happy to chat more.