I am really excited about bringing this new special project to Manchester this Saturday and Sunday for The Weekender at Old Granada Studios 20th 21st June.
The concept of this ring is to involve you to make your own contribution to create a unique piece just for you.
Inspired by the wonderful world of nature, it is the Caddisfly's clever larvae which helped to create the concept of this new piece.
To give themselves protection when they are in their young state they create their own tailor made casing.
They build their homes from the natural materials around them, each marvellous creature crafting their own perfect fit using their own choice of organic objects they find.
The artist Hubert Duprat even created an environment of minute gems and golden nuggets so that the larvae that lodged within could en-robe themselves in the glittering treasures. I was blown away by this when I saw them in Paris at the Dries Van Noten exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs.
For this new collection of rings I want to allow each individual to be the crafty caddisfly collecting for their own ring.
I made the very first of these rings for myself to signify a big change in my environment and keep a piece of it with me and I am really looking forward to allowing others to wear a part of the places that mean something to them too.
For each bespoke commission you can find your own materials which I can use to create your own beautifully encrusted ring.
This could be a little sand from your favourite beach, or some gravelly debris from your very own doorstep.
I will be at The Weekender, the free designer festival at Old Granada Studios this weekend to meet you and chat about this special project, but please also feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions ideas or just to say hello!