London. Specialising in work using cellulose acetate and silver. Outlets include Tate Modern, Electrum & CAA, London, Orro Glasgow, Open Eye Edinburgh, Argent Leeds.
Lesley is a British jeweller specialising in the use of cellulose acetate (derived from cotton oil) combined with sterling silver. Her passion for designing and making jewellery started in 1976 at The City Literary Institute, London. Since then she has continued to evolve and develop her personal style. Lesley’s inspiration predominantly comes from weathered, natural forms although her latest work has been influenced by the sculptures of the 1950's. Once the common sculptural language of the pieces has been defined, the final finish becomes vitally important to her as she needs the wearer to have a very tactile relationship with her work. The methods Lesley uses are traditional jewellery techniques coupled with both industrial processes and ones of her own invention such as hand thermo-forming.
Brooch with 3 different coloured cellulose acetate squares, on a silver base
Coils of cellulose acetate with silver posts
Olive and grey ice cellulose acetate with silver
Square earrings with silver studs and posts.
Part of the Mojo range, silver shank with 2 different coloured squares.
Simple round earrings with silver stud
Long necklace of different coloured cellulose acetate with silver rings.