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Cornucopia

About this project

This was originally one of my earliest forays into anticlastic raising. The first pieces I made were rather large and heavy and I eventually abandoned them. Later I revisited them on a smaller scale and made them much lighter and more wearable. The new pieces are still among my favourites.
The name "Cornucopia" refers to the twisting forms, wider and more open at one end and narrowing to a point, reminiscent of the Horn of Plenty of Greek myth.

Pricing

£113 — £250

Keywords

anticlastic, sculptural, twisting, corkscrewing, sinuous

Disciplines

Jewellery

Materials

Metal, Precious metal
Cornucopia pendant style 2, part gold plated
Photographer: Sylvain Deleu
One of my favourite pieces. Sometimes a design just appears in my head and feels absolutely right even before I make it. This is such a piece. It seemed so obvious as soon as I thought of it and it still gives me enormous pleasure. It is made from a single piece of silver, hammer-forged to graduate the thickness and give a pleasing texture, and formed by anticlastic raising over a nylon former. The two ends are twisted around each other. The inside surface is plated with 24ct yellow gold to a depth of 2 microns.
Cornucopia long studs
Photographer: Paul Mounsey
These studs illustrate the reason for naming the range
Cornucopia heart pendant, part gold plated
Photographer: Sylvain Deleu
This is included in the Cornucopia collection chiefly because of the hammered texture. It is made by the same method as the other pieces in the range, by hand-forging a flat silver blank to graduate the thickness and give an attractive texture before forming it over a nylon stake by the process of anticlastic raising. The inner surface is plated with 24ct yellow gold; the pendant is also available in plain silver.

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Forget-me-Knot range

Disciplines Jewellery
Materials Metal, Precious metal

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