CAROLINE FINLAY

 Graduated from Grays School of Art. Based in Fife.

Contemporary silver and vitreous enamel jewellery, inspired by the shoreline. Traditional jewellery and enamelling techniques are combined with experimental ideas and finishes to give a fresh and spontaneous feel to colourful and tactile jewellery.

Artists Statement

My work involves exploring ideas and developing techniques in mark making on metal, incorporating enamel and different surface finishes.

I am inspired by my natural surroundings, in particular the coastline. I am interested not only in the textures, forms, colours and patterns found there but the symbiotic relationship of plants, creatures, the tide, seasons and life cycles and hope to echo this in my jewellery. 

I work mainly in silver and vitreous enamel, incorporating semi precious stones and beads. Techniques include silversmithing and traditional jewellery craft skills such as embossing, piercing, punching, etching, raising and forming. I use traditional enamelling techniques such as kiln fired Base-taille and Champleve combined with more contemporary methods such as matt finishes and wet process enamel techniques.

I enjoy the process from start to finish of gathering inspiration through photographs and sketching or digitally enhancing an idea and developing it at the bench, evolving at each stage. The techniques I use mean every piece is individual and I love the spontaneous approach that experimenting with textures and enamel allows.

My pieces are colourful, harmonious and tactile.

Further Images

Cluster 5 Neckpiece

Cluster 5 Neckpiece

Oxidised Silver and Enamel Neckpiece

Sealife Rings

Sealife Rings

Silver and Enamel Rings

Flotsam Earrings with Loops

Flotsam Earrings with Loops

Oxidised Silver and Yellow Enamel Earrings


Tidal Necklaces

Tidal Necklaces

Oxidised Silver and Enamel Neckpieces - image Shannon Tofts

Flotsam Earrings with Long Loops

Flotsam Earrings with Long Loops

Silver and Enamel stud top earrings with long loops

Buoy Neckpiece

Buoy Neckpiece

Oxidised Silver and orange Enamel neckpiece


Buoy Earrings

Buoy Earrings

Oxidised Silver and deep turquoise enamel earrings

Flotsam 5 Neckpiece

Flotsam 5 Neckpiece

One-off neckpiece - Silver and multi coloured Enamel

Buoy Neckpieces

Buoy Neckpieces

Oxidised Silver and Enamel neckpieces


Long Sealife Neckpiece

Long Sealife Neckpiece

Silver and Enamel one-off neckpiece

Tidal Brooch 3

Tidal Brooch 3

Silver and Enamel one-off brooch

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