Mirri Damer

About Mirri Damer

Mirri is a contemporary jewellery designer working in Cornwall. Working mainly in gold, her jewellery has an earthy preciousness inspired by natural forms, weather worn textures, pirates’ treasure, rock pools, the deep blue sea, majestic cliffs, hidden valleys, the play of light on wet sand and her grandmother’s amazing collection of jewellery from the 60’s and 70’s. MIrri’s work often has tiny pieces which she solders together creating a complex surface texture, with small details which trick the eye and invite closer inspection. Once described as maximal minimalism, Mirri is happy to reuse this description herself!

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Mirri Damer

Mirri’s work has a sculptural quality influenced by her Fine Art background and her approach to new designs as tiny sculptures. Perhaps unusually for a goldsmith she does not start with a technical drawing. Instead she keeps the words colour, form and texture in my mind as she’s walking, collating visual information which she takes back to her workshop.

Beginning by making a basic model in metal, working until she gets a form whose proportions and texture she is happy with, all the while trying to create something of the spirit of the landscape that has inspired it.

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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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