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  •  Bespoke by request A selection of specially commissioned sculptural objects and artwork.
  • 'Sun-rays' silver salt cellar and spoon.
    Gift for a retiring Professor, commissioned by the University of Bristol, Public and Ceremonial Events Department.
    The design for this bespoke salt cellar is derived from the emblem of the sun as depicted in the University of Bristol's Coat of Arms. The concept is inspired by the fusion of salt and light, as referred to in the Sermon on the Mount.
  • 'What a relief! The Jewellery Quarter is glowing' 
    Fine silver, patinated brass, luminous compound, glass.
    A bespoke daguerreotype, commissioned by the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
    This artwork celebrates the ever-glowing Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham; its history and its future. 
    The 'Floral Adamish' pattern in the daguerreotype alludes to the design of the Victorian gentleman's urinal situated just opposite the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and charmingly named 'The Temple of Relief'. As this daguerreotype is highlighted with a luminous compound normally used on watch hands and clock dials, so the piece will glow-in-the-dark, representing the Jewellery Quarter's horological past, as well as its bright and glowing future.
  • 'Brooching Diplomacy'
    Silver, steel pin, luminous compound, resin. 
    A bespoke glow-in-the-dark brooch, specially commissioned as a gift for the British Ambassador to Argentina. 
  • 'Vignette' 
    Silver, gold, freshwater seed pearls, resin, myrtle leaves.
    A bespoke commission for the Producer of 'Suspension', a play by Catherine Johnson, which re-opened the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in 2009.
  • 'Vignette'
    Silver, gold, freshwater seed pearls, resin, brass, heather, myrtle leaves.
    A bespoke commission for the Director of 'Suspension', a play by Catherine Johnson, which re-opened the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in 2009. 

  • 'Tea o'clock'
    Oxidised silver, brass gauze, steel, paper, wax.
    Tubular ring and miniature tea caddy, commissioned in appreciation of 'tea and sympathy'.
    This tubular ring celebrates the ceremony of afternoon tea and is worn on the little finger to keep it straight and elevated while one is sipping from one's teacup. The miniature tea-strainers which attach to each end, can be replaced after wearing (as shown) so that 'Tea o'clock' can be used to store tea leaves as a miniature tea caddy. 

  • 'Silver Bridge'
    The bridge of a violin, cast in hallmarked silver. 
    A gift for a violinist.