Michele is a contemporary mixed media jeweller who combines silver, her own batik fabric and plywood. Inspired by the urban environment Michele has always been fascinated with textures and marks found on walls, pavements, surfaces and how they degrade, wearing and softening over time. Having initially studied stitched textiles, Michele then went on to study silversmithing and jewellery.
The “Urban Surface” collection draws on the marks and textures created over time through decay and age. The irregular shapes of her jewellery have evolved from urban stonework. The gap within each setting of the silver collection is a direct interpretation of the space between the stones. The tabs for holding the fabric in the setting are intentionally visible; emulating the claws on a precious stone setting, elevating the fabric to a precious status. Michele’s wood collection captures the more playful side, highlighted through the names of the pieces, referring to children’s games played on pavements.
Michele is a Member of Applied Arts Scotland and Craft Scotland.