Lucy has been working as a jewellery designer and maker for eighteen years. Her work is made from precious metals and vitreous enamel.
The art of enamelling is central to her work. Lucy feels this ancient technique offers huge potential to create layers of colour, depth and intrigue in her jewellery. She works with transparent, opalescent and opaque vitreous enamels and often places 24 carat gold foil between the layers of glass. She etches and then engraves the surface of the metal which shows through the layers of enamel and gives each piece greater depth. Each item requires multiple firings to build up the layers of enamel and consequently takes many hours to produce
Her designs are often process led but she has always been inspired by the skies and landscape of Cumbria where she grew up. She finds these remote, fragile and often stark landscapes beautiful and inspiring, particularly the way light affects it’s colours and mood. It is often a feeling evoked by a place she tries to recreate in the aesthetics of a piece of work. Since moving to Devon Lucy has found Dartmoor and it’s shifting landscape another source of inspiration.