Originally trained in textiles, and with over sixteen years experience designing highly tactile fabrics for fashion and interiors, Faye now applies her perpetual curiosity for surface and materials to create bold pieces of wearable jewellery which marry her textiles practice and silversmithing.
Guided by her collages and embroidered samplers, Faye is interested in finding beautiful solutions to combine materials of different weights, colours and origins through embellishment and placement. Faye is very curious about the use of embroidery as both a decorative and construction tool within her work and she likes to challenge that fine line.
Every piece of jewellery is handcrafted in Faye’s workshop and created in a very intuitive way; she likes to be playful with she material choices and to juxtapose elements that you may not typically put together, such as linoleum and silk, or Formica and gold. Working with found colours along the way only adds to the challenge of combining components that are inherently different in weight, structure and surface into an intriguing object which is tactile and harmonious. Faye also often likes to create pieces using the ‘components’ of her larger works, as she finds it fascinating how they can take their own direction which is separate from the intended purpose.