FRANCES LEVIS

Woking. Precious metals. Buyers include Peter Bottomley MP for Royal Company of Drapers & HRH Princess Michael of Kent for her private collection. Outlets and exhibitions include Goldsmiths Fair; Leicester City Art Gallery; Jam & Eton Applied Arts, Eton; Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow; Julian Stephens Gallery, Brighton; Artifex, Bimingham & Art in Action 08, Oxfordshire.

Artist Statement

I use the traditional technique of hand forging to create jewellery and small items of silverware. I take inspiration from the way the metal changes under the different blows of the hammer, which I use to my advantage when designing.
In some jewellery pieces, hammer marks are retained and highly polished in order to create a glittering effect. In others, the silver is forged into an S curve and the surface is satinised and freshwater pearls are added to create a feminine and sophisticated look.


In contrast, I want the items of silverware to be more finished so hammer marks are worked out to leave a smooth, stylish surface. I feel they are more appropriate as contemporary objects on the table where they enhance and inspire modern living.
New work will include larger pieces of silverware using techniques such as raising and spinning. I will also be launching a new jewellery range in 2008 which will feature diamonds and silver.

I accept commissions in silver and gold for both jewellery and items of small silverware.

Further Images

Double drop earrings

Double drop earrings

Forged silver double drop earrings

Forged bangle

Forged bangle

Silver hand forged bangle

Forged necklace & bracelet

Forged necklace & bracelet

Forged silver necklace and matching bracelet


Pendant

Pendant

Silver forged pendant on a cable neckwire

Hoop studs

Hoop studs

Silver forged hoop studs

Multi wire choker

Multi wire choker

Multi wire choker with silver pendant


Necklace & bracelet with small pearls

Necklace & bracelet with small pearls

Hand forged silver necklace and matching bracelet with delicate freshwater pearls

Single drop earrings

Single drop earrings

Single drop silver earrings with pearls

Curvy necklace & bracelet with pearls

Curvy necklace & bracelet with pearls

18" silver hand forged necklace and matching bracelet with freshwater pearls


Just a selection of the contemporary jewellery available to buy on lovedazzle.com by Frances Levis


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