Stuart Jenkins

About Stuart Jenkins

Stuart creates items of jewellery and silverware for exhibition and to commission, from his workshop near Rye in East Sussex. Coming from a fine art background the inherent qualities of a material and ways of using it have always been in the forefront of his mind when designing and making. It is also important that each piece is highly functional and utilitarian, for a piece only truly comes alive when it is being used or worn!

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Stuart Jenkins

Exploring precious metals natural qualities, and how it reacts to different techniques, has been the source for many of Stuart’s ideas. Letting the material have a life of it’s own, shapes and ideas can be suggested through the making process, and followed through to their natural conclusion. Contrast is used to create a visual palette, rough/smooth, texture/polished, black/white, the metal becomes a painterly/sculptural material. Hammer techniques prepare the section used, and shape the object, in which the surface retains all marks of the creative act. A simple hand raised bowl can become a document of it’s own making, not just a silhouette, but a vessel containing the energy used to create it.

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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