Esther Smith Jewellery
Originally trained as a jeweller, I extended my skills to include small scale sculpture (diorama) and automata. I love to tell visual stories from the world around me. I find inspiration from wildlife and the goings on of coast and country. The collections are hand-crafted in silver, copper and brass with touches of enamel and recycled tin to add all important colour - reclaimed wood gives the work a base. I use traditional hand crafting techniques to achieve clear shapes with subtle patinated colours to help tell my story. I began my training at Edinburgh College of Art and completed a degree in jewellery at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. My work very much responds to the rural environment and a search for our dwindling wildlife. Recent exhibitions include ‘Joie de Vivre’ at the Yew Tree Gallery, Cornwall and ‘Finding the Time’ at Trelissick House, Cornwall.