Bronwen Gwillim makes statement jewellery from recycled plastics, eco resins and cement that incorporates waste plastics.
She trained in jewellery at Sir John Cass, in Silversmithing at Camberwell School of Art, and more recently in Textiles/Surface design at Bath Spa, where she became interested in using recycled materials, plastics and resins.
Bronwen imbues these soulless materials with character, by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand.
Using her skills as a jeweller, she hand-cuts, carves, sets and finishes discarded plastics and turns them into something precious and unique.
The shapes she uses reference those worn by the sea, and allude to the fact that these ubiquitous and non-biodegradable materials will be sadly washing up on our beaches and in our rivers for many years to come.
Bronwen lives in Bristol, but has a tiny workshop on her boat which is moored at Sharpness on the River Severn. It is there that she finds her inspiration; walking along the riverbank and observing the effects of the light and powerful tides on the ever-changing shapes and textures of the mud flats. Her colour palette of grey, blue, rust and yellow is directly taken from this landscape.
Bronwen Gwillim's collections are on show at Anne Morgan Jewellery as part of our Summer Exhibition 2019, and available to buy until the end of September.
Yellow Big and Odd Earrings £68 // Slate Pool Earrings £46
Yellow Double Pool Necklace £69 // Slate Fossil Drop Earrings £44
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SUSANNA HANL SHOWCASE - FINAL WEEKS
Susanna Hanl is a self-taught jeweller based in Yorkshire. All of her pieces are on-offs, inspired by art, nature and chance. She loves the idea that every individual piece is unique, making it even more special for the person who wears it.
Susanna's Rivda Collection showcases bold, textured statement rings in silver and gold set with a variety of unusual stones. In the Misu Collection, strands of silver and gold are used to create unique rings, pendants and earrings, and adorned with diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones or pearls. Available now at Anne Morgan Jewellery.
SHIMARA CARLOW SHOWCASE - FINAL WEEKS
Shimara Carlow's work is inspired by nature, natural forms and seed heads. A childhood spent in a remote coastal area of West Cork nurtured her fascination for collecting shells, stones, mermaid’s purses, feathers and seed pods found along the sea shore, and formed the inspiration for her work. Shimara uses silver, 18ct gold, gum nuts and precious stones to create her tactile jewellery. Her collections include:
Acorn Cup Cluster - clusters of individual acorn cup units assembled to hang in long articulated chains which adorn the body
Honesty- whitened and reticulated silver ovals, which resemble honesty leaves, constructed into long, articulated neck pieces and bracelets
Wrap - inspired by birds nests and natural structures
Acorn cup - first designed while studying at The Glasgow School of Art
Gum Nut - inspired by the gum nut of her adoptive home in Australia, and collected and sketched gum nuts from the Adelaide arboretum.
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