Saturday, December 31, 2011

Introducing....Claire Stratton..

I am a huge fan of handmade goods and equally a huge fan of Claire Stratton Jewellery Collection {view above and below for fine examples her distinctive work}. All Original pieces, all hand made, all beautiful and made with the finest materials. They are weighty and you automatically feel the value for money on your hand when trying on one her pieces. Please check out her work on her website below.

Claire Stratton has developed her distinctive style of jewellery over the past two decades, out of a background in Fine Art (Goldsmiths’ College, London). There has always been a sculptural sensibility to her work, with a strong affinity for form, light effects and colour. Her jewellery skills were honed at Sir John Cass and Morley College, and she holds a diploma in gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

She made her first collections in the early nighties, whilst living in rural Andalucia, selling through Electrum Gallery and Harvey Nichols. On returning to London in 1996, she opened her own shop in Clapham, where she created a strong following for her work. She has also sold her work through Liberty and Paul Smith. She now lives and runs her studio in rural Gloucestershire, whilst maintaining regular links with London.

Claire is best known for her rings – intimate objects which tell the stories of our lives – “symbolic of loved ones, unions, turning points and celebratory events – small sculptures we carry around with us in our every day lives, testaments to our journeying.”

Gold, silver and gemstones are brought to life in unusual gatherings. A star sapphire may nestle quietly amidst bud and leaf. Or a spinel may shout ‘pink!’ from a cluster of emerging forms. Either way, each ring holds a character of its own, and will attract a like-minded soul.

She also makes necklaces, earrings and bracelets – ranging from the simple and tactile to the sculptural and talismatic.

Image credits (from left): CSTRATTON-Ring01. 18ct yellow & white gold , pink spinels (Peter White FXP), CSTRATTON-Rings02. LEFT - Diamond, sapphires, 18ct white gold. RIGHT – Silver, sapphires, 9ct red gold (Peter White FXP), CSTRATTON-Rings03. LEFT - 18ct gold, diamond RIGHT – 18ct gold, tourmaline (Peter White FXP)

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