Jewellery inspired by nature and by the ancient past
Stephen’s love of wild places: of woodlands, seashores and uplands, is expressed through his jewellery, which evokes natural forms and textures, handcrafted with traditional metalworking techniques. The elemental beauty of weathered surfaces inspires Stephen to make unique artist jewellery that feels both ancient and contemporary.
Stephen has been making contemporary nature inspired jewellery for 20 years. While paying his way through his University History degree, Stephen made stained glass mirrors, sea inspired papier-mache clocks, jewellery made from electrical copper cable, and other wonderful things. He sold these in his family’s craft shop, and the jewellery was also stocked by Liberty. Stephen realised how fulfilling it was to be creating with his hands.
In time he was able to invest in the equipment to begin working with precious metals. Initial tuition from a local goldsmith, and the transferable hand skills that he had acquired from his initial forays into craft, set him upon an exciting journey creating organic artist jewellery in silver and gold.
Stephen’s studio is based at Simcha Gallery, in Leeds iconic Corn Exchange, where he showcases his unique jewellery, and also undertakes bespoke jewellery commissions. These can include the upcycling of your own inherited or unworn jewellery, to make a fresh and special design.