About Elizabeth Auriol Peers
Elizabeth is an award-winning silversmith who makes distinctive, tactile and feminine pieces that are functional yet sculptural pieces of art. Her work is collected and exhibited around the world. She trained in the UK and Holland under several highly regarded silversmiths and previously received a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to study with Rod Kelly. Now working from her home city of Bristol. One of her sources of inspiration has always been life drawing and recently this has led to her exploring how fabric undulates, moves and folds on top of the skin, both revealing and concealing the body beneath.
Drawn to the traditional silversmithing techniques of hand-raising and chasing, Elizabeth’s pieces are naturally voluptuous and curvaceous. Her work echoes the shapes of the human body and the silver’s surface is a continuous flow of movement and changing textures, created by meticulous hammering often with punches she has made herself. The ever changing hammer marks and the undulations of the metal’s surface play with the light as the pieces are moved, creating shadows that enhance their form. They are delightfully different from every angle from which they are seen or held.
Information on commissions
All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.
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