Birmingham. Works with precious metals & resin. Received the West Midlands Arts Creative Ambitions Award, for both Inhorgenta, Germany and Chelsea Crafts Fair, 2000. In the collection of the Cohn Foundation, Philadelphia, USA. Commissioned by Birmingham Royal Ballet. Outlets and exhibitions include JAM, Windsor; Shipley Art Gallery, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham & West Midland Arts.
Miranda started her business designing and making contemporary jewellery in 2001, she has exhibited and sold her work widely across the UK and ventured into the international market place. Miranda enjoys the challenges of designing and producing a unique range of jewellery that holds commercial possibilities, alongside opportunities to create one-off or commission specific piece’s that can be larger/ bolder in design.
Miranda studied for a BA Hons degree in 3D design at Manchester Metropolitan University, followed by an MA specialising in jewellery design at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. She now works from a shared workshop in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.
Miranda combines use of both precious metals and resins to create her jewellery, her approach to is to express what interests her visually, such as aspects of nature, in an abstracted way to create designs that vary from easily wearable pieces to more dramatic pieces. Through the design process Miranda explores strength of form through simple lines and how repeating or layering materials and components can change the effect of a piece.
Each piece of jewellery is mainly made and finished by hand, for which a variety of hand processes are employed, with recent addition of some cast elements. The techniques used in production include forming and manipulating metal sheet and wire to achieve the desired forms, fabricating pieces, which are then combined with resin. Textures are applied to the metal by using a rolling mill or embedding items within the resin.