In 2016 a client commissioned a ring for his wife, to celebrate a special occasion. His rather short brief was that he liked my 'structural rings', but needing a little more to go on I asked if there were any particular landmarks which held special meaning to him and his wife. He suggested the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, in Havana.
Although I replicated the outline of the front of the Cathedral, the design doesn't have an immediate visual link to it’s inspiration, instead looking like an abstract flower and keeping the origins of the design as a special secret between the client and his wife.
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Photo credit Claire Cleaver
The Brogue Series: Golf Ball Marker
In 2016 I was commissioned to make a golf ball marker in a similar style to the Browl and was given free reign for the design with the stipulation that the final piece would need two different sides and be around 3.5cm in diameter.
I used two discs of silver, soldered together; not only mimicking the layers of a brogue shoe but also adding to the weight of the piece. Using the hallmark as a feature this made both sides easily identifiable.
The design was shortlisted for the Make Your Mark competition in 2016, held by the London Assay Office.
Photograph credit Claire Cleaver