Chris Boland was born in York and studied Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University. Since graduating, he has worked as a self employed artist jeweller and metalworker. His work sells at selected galleries and shops around the country. He currently maintains a studio at the Porter Brook studios in Sheffield.
Chris’s fascination of inorganic structure is used to inform his bespoke jewellery pieces. Strong, bold shapes stress the unique qualities of the inclusions of the gemstones. He draws inspiration for surface treatment from architectural metalwork and sculpture. Marks made during the construction of the work allowed to remain or are emphasized. By design, the stone is offered up to the viewer, always in a pleasing and unusual way and the rings look as good off the hand as on. The gemstone is of fundamental importance in Chris’s work. All the stones are natural and untreated in any way. Chris believes that it is important to tell the story of the stones using my unique designs in metal.