LIZ WILLIS

I am a Hertfordshire (UK) based jeweller, using textile techniques to combine silver & found objects to make little pieces of wearable history.

Mudlarked Pendant

Artist's Statement

I am a contemporary jeweller, using silver & hand stitched silk threads to add layers of colour & texture to my work. I work with found objects that I collect from mudlarking along the River Thames. I particularly like those everyday objects, such as dress pins & copper nails, that have been made by the hands of past generations centuries ago in the days before mechanisation. They have had a previous life & use, & by working on them with my hands to make them wearable I am adding a new chapter in their history.

Further Images

Mudlarked Nail Brooch

Mudlarked Nail Brooch

Mudlarked Pin Brooch

Mudlarked Pin Brooch

Mudlarked Pin Brooch

Mudlarked Pin Brooch


Mudlarked Pin Brooch

Mudlarked Pin Brooch

Mudlarked Hobnail Boot Brooch

Mudlarked Hobnail Boot Brooch

Mudlarked Nail Brooch

Mudlarked Nail Brooch


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