Fearon-Low embarked on a second career as a jeweller in 2016, after training at Morley College. In her design process, she makes hundreds of quick sketches – ‘a pearl will be a circle and a pin a dot’ – which rarely fully resemble her final designs.
This is due to the painstaking process of hand-carving Fearon-Low employs, with pieces of Lucite being continually shaped and formed. ‘My refinement process is very tactile,’ she says. ‘I take my file over the surface of pieces again and again, sensing what needs to be curved or softened.’
As a result of her process, each of Fearon-Low’s pieces of jewellery is unique. ‘I know some makers, who through meticulous drawings, could replicate a design 20 years later,’ she says. ‘It would be impossible for me to do that.’
Collect 2021 will take place online on Artsy.net from 26 February, with works on view and commissions available until 24 March. Over the coming weeks, we’re meeting the makers making their debut at the fair – follow the pre-fair action online and on Instagram at @collectartfair and #collect2021.