Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cynara Jewellery

Another update on the Women's Exhibition and Craft Sale November 12 Christ Church Community Centre. For more information visit the Swindon Suffragette facebook page.
Our second seller is Cynara Jewellery and owner Rosie Leather told us the following about herself and her jewellery.
I learnt silversmithing whilst living in north India in 2014 and I now work with many different materials including precious and semi-precious metals, epoxy resin and clay in my home studio in Swindon. In the past 18 months I have developed a style that is based on natural forms and textures. I enjoy recreating and capturing organic textures; playing with contrast to present them in an original way. For example in my collection of brooches, I have set foraged seaweed from the wild Jurassic coast in clear epoxy resin. The resin frames and accentuates the coarseness of the seaweed, whilst making it more vibrant and wearable.
In my metalwork, I hand forge rings, pendants and earrings from sterling silver. I use hammering and polishing techniques to create texture as well as copper and gold to add warmth and colour. I have recently started working with clay and have been experimenting with lustre glazes to give my pieces an effect of iridescence that compliments my metalwork.
If you can’t make our sale Rosie also sells her beautiful work at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on Bath Road, Swindon Pulse Wholefoods on Curtis Street and online:http://www.cynarajewellery.co.uk/about




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