Lucy Jade Sylvester
Lucy's love of the British countryside started as a child, her pockets often filled with seed heads and feathers, her continued woodland finds now displayed in her Oxfordshire studio, hanging from the walls and stored in old science jars. She believes you cannot compete with the beauty of nature, its perfect lines and textures, so uses it as directly as possible. Taking moulds from her delicate finds, she casts into the cavity they leave, allowing her to create exact replicas of life in solid silver and gold that retain the finest details.
"These natural forms with beautiful textures would decay into the ground and be gone forever, with direct casting from them I've created something that will now be here forever, to be worn for a life time."
Lucy's Hawk moth ring was chosen by costume designer Michele Clapton to be worn by Sansa Stark in the hit medieval TV series Game of Thrones. Since completing her MA at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham, Lucy has exhibited her work around the world.