My new Tactile Talismans collection is a series of individually made pieces, formed in porcelain clay, and then combined with silver highlights.
All of my recent jewellery design, works around the general theme of tactility and the idea of worry beads and creating focusses for mindful contemplation, as tools for self care - and this new collection continues this - with the combination of the hand modelled clay, and silver, as well as the chains or cords involved bringing different textures into the mix and creating a mix of surfaces and tactile experiences to explore.
I've been fascinated with this topic for many years, and for this collection, i went back to some of my books and resources, and was looking back at these early creations...
This has lead me to experimenting with clay, as a particularly tactile material, it is entirely hands on to work with - each item bears the impressions and energy from hand modelling, ensuring that as a maker i am completely connected with the process of creation, and the material. The forms of these talismans have developed from tests and experiments i made, and each is unique, having its own individual form, and personalised silver highlights.
Each item is unique, and finished with different choices of cord, chain, bangles etc, as the piece itself determines, and these pieces will not be repeated, so if you choose your personal talisman, that particularly appeals to you - no other person will have one the same.