Selected Craft : Jewellery

Uschi Arens Price | Jeweller

Longing for a way to express myself, I discovered how to through a silversmithing course at the School of Art and Design in Bristol.

My favourite techniques are fusing and reticulation, using heat and layers of silver to pattern and shape. To create shapes, I draw the local landscape, plants and leaves, to learn their details, then search for interesting lines and shapes. Although many designs are based on natural shapes, I do not want these to be easily identified.

I am passionate about texture and colour and use dichroic glass to enhance my work. Colours and sparkle have seduced me into making flamboyant pieces of jewellery: neckpieces, brooches and cuffs. Each piece is unique and exuberant, and my clients say, when worn, empowers them.

I started showing my jewellery at Veronica Gosling’s summer shows at the Barn Gallery, May Hill, Gloucestershire in the early 1990s.

Tel: 01594 563584