HOLLY CLIFFORD

 Holly combines traditional skills with modern making techniques, to develop innovative and unusual collections of work, using a combination of resin,copper and silver.
Holly’s inspiration originates from botanic gardens; the beauty of the plant life & the ethereal quality of glasshouses.

Long drop irregular texture earring

Artist's Statement

Holly creates art jewellery; crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art, celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants, places and the natural world.
Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, and also from old dioramic books. Working in a mixture of copper, silver & resins, Holly combines traditional skills with modern making techniques, to develop innovative and unusual collections of work.
Holly’s inspiration originates from botanic gardens; the beauty of the plant life & the ethereal quality of glasshouses. In her core collections she incorporates a broad and vivid range of colour palettes, using layers of paint inside eco-resin; creating depth within the forms. Brushstrokes and mark making are highlighted, exploring the beauty of the unintentional.
Holly studied in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter at the School of Jewellery, on the BA Jewellery Design & Related Products course. She now continues to produce beautiful works from the Jewellers & Silversmiths Starter Studio at The Persistence Works, Sheffield.

Further Images

Oxidsed Painterly Irregular Earrings

Oxidsed Painterly Irregular Earrings

Drop earrings made from oxidised silver set with hand painted layers of eco-resin.

Painterly Ellipse Pendant

Painterly Ellipse Pendant

Elliptical silver pendant set with hand painted layers of eco-resin.

Botanical Statement Swing-Stud Earrings

Botanical Statement Swing-Stud Earrings

Statement earrings made from silver set with hand-painted layers of eco-resin.


Paintery Oval Brooches

Paintery Oval Brooches

Oval, hand painted, layered eco-resin brooches with silver and steel wire brooch backs.

Painterly Kumihimo Choker Pendant

Painterly Kumihimo Choker Pendant

Choker necklace with hand painted, layered eco-resin set in oxidised silver. Strung on handmade 'kumihimo' silk cord.

Oval Trinket Box with Brooch Lid

Oval Trinket Box with Brooch Lid

Small oval trinket box with oxidised base and silver lid set with hand painted layers of eco-resin. The lid can also be worn as a brooch.


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