CLAIRE ROBINSON

Born Borneo now London-based. Works in precious metals. Buyers include JK Rowling & Jack Straw, MP. Outlets include Electrum & Cecilia Colman, both London.

My Work

I work mainly in silver and semi precious stones, and gain my influences in both ancient and modern ethnic cultures, combined with more contemporary techniques. I am particularly interested in the mechanics of catches and clasps, trying to find ways to integrate them into a design, as a thing of function and beauty.

While I make jewellery to be worn in traditional ways, I am also exploring more sculptural, one-off art pieces, that can be shown in a number of ways both on and off the body.

I also make various decorative but functional pieces, such as salt and pepper pots, spoons and pen holders.

My main aim is to eventually design and make unique pieces so that no two pieces are the same. I am in the process of this now and even though some pieces are similar in appearance, the patterning on the surface is always different from piece to piece. This is acheived with a rolling mill technique that I have develped into a style of my own.

Further Images

Hair pins

Hair pins

Silver, turquoise, coral, moss agate, dyed stone. 21cm length.

Speared earrings

Speared earrings

Oxidised silver, gold, peridot, pearls, garnets, blue topaz. 3-7cm long. 1997.

Necklace & bracelet

Necklace & bracelet

Moss agate, labradorite, zebra jasper, pearls, silver. Dec. 1998.


Bolero jacket

Bolero jacket

Silver, Gold, Pearls, Jade, Iolite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Chrysophrase. V&A collection.

Bolero jacket

Bolero jacket

Silver, Gold, Pearls, Jade, Iolite, Labradorite, Moonstone, Chrysophrase. V&A collection.

Necklace.

Necklace.

Silver, jade polo, African glass beads, amazonite. 64cm length. 1997.


Robinson Crusoe necklace

Robinson Crusoe necklace

Silver, resin, lapis, turquoise, alabaster, pearls. 140cm length. 1997.

Necklace

Necklace

18ct gold, moonstone, opal, citrine.

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