Esther Smith Jewellery
Esther originally trained as a jeweller but felt the need to explore the possibilities of metalwork further so developed her skills to include the art of automata and metal tableaux. This has given her more scope to explore the world of narrative and to produce small scale free standing objects. Esther loves to tell visual stories from the world around her. She finds inspiration from wildlife, the goings on of coast and country and from old tales and sayings. 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.
Esther use traditional hand crafting techniques to achieve clear shapes with subtle patinated colours to help tell her story. She began her training at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to complete a degree in jewellery at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Her work very much responds to the rural environment and a deep love of our dwindling wildlife. Esther's work was exhibited in 'A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement' at Falmouth Art Gallery in 2018, it is also part of the National Trust's collection at Trelissick House, Cornwall.