About Marie Walshe
A goldsmith for over 20 years, Marie’s brand Sorrel Bay Fine Jewellery, showcases her love affair with gemstones and gold. Her collections are an example of real contemporary British craftsmanship and her love of crafting is apparent in each and every piece.
Hand crafted in her studio with the help of a small team, her collection of timeless contemporary luxury treasures are highly covetable and collectable.There is a deliberate organic hand crafted feel to her collections which is echoed too by the diamonds and gemstones that she sources. Her fascination with gemmology and geology is apparent in the hand cut rose cut diamonds, agates, tourmaline and opals that have natural inclusions and fissures, demonstrating and pay homage to how they were formed deep within the earth.
Her work is ‘conscious luxury’ always sourcing materials responsibly and she considers her work as ‘framing nature’ – every single piece one of a kind, a future heirloom, a treasure.
Meet Marie Walshe
Designing and hand crafting jewellery has been a passion of Marie’s since she was a young girl, an instinctive process, it is important to her that each piece is made using the skill, technique and craftsmanship handed through generations that essentially began with early mankind. Nothing more than simple tools and a desire to create result in her tiny unique treasures. Heavily inspired by the the connection we have with the earth, and our ancient fascination of adornment, hand cutting gemstones ensures the individuality of every single piece. The origins of the geology are all part of their individuality – Natural diamond slices flash mirrored light through them visualising how they were formed, lights of galactic colours in her carefully selected opals are reminiscent of the Milky Way or the fiery belly of the underworld, and hand cut tourmalines formed in ancient volcanic rock all form part of the magic of each piece.
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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