Louise Mary creates stylish, contemporary jewellery and silverware designs, inspired by nature.
Her distinctive Flower Collection features freshwater pearls and 18 carat gold details combined with silver. In her Bamboo Colection, she creates earrings, bracelets and necklaces which combine silver with semi precious gemstones such as amethyst and hematite.
She specialises in working in silver, and the technique of 'fold forming'. This technique features in her Folded Leaf collection. and involves working with flat sheets of silver which are folded, pressed (by rolling or hammering) and then opened again, leaving the fold defined in the silver which creates forms similar to leaves and the other natural forms which inspire her. This collection includes silver cufflinks, silver napkin rings as well as stunning necklaces and earrings, all beautifully finished by hand.
Louise uses traditional silversmithing techniques, such as piercing, soldering and roll printing in her work, she says: ‘I am very passionate about the craft of silversmithing, and it is my aim to respond directly to the silver as I work with it. It is important that each silverware piece is handmade – giving each piece a truly individual, organic shape. Although they may look sculptural, all my pieces are completely functional – it is my hope that that they will be used, loved, and passed on as heirlooms of the future.’
Louise creates her pieces in her studio near Burton on Trent in South Derbyshire. Louise often works to commission, creating one-off designs for cleints, so please do contact her to discuss your ideas.