»My work focuses around the beauty and fragility of natural materials. The aesthetic inspiration in regards to form is taken from the rock formations that shape our British landscape.
More specifically, I am intrigued by the combination of manmade and natural materials and how these combinations work together to create an aesthetically pleasing wearable piece of jewellery.
I explore these raw materials (slate, weathered oak) considering how many unforeseen qualities they hold, and questioning whether these items hold more beauty once machined or when they are still in their original state.
Through incorporating silver into the jewellery I am able to create a strong but sensitive synergy between the materials I choose to use. » Francesca KIPPAX
Francesca KIPPAX – slate (ardoise), fools gold neckpiece
Francesca KIPPAX - hanging brooch pin
Francesca KIPPAX – slate & silver brooch pin
Francesca KIPPAX – Slate and 925 silver ring