Zoe Watts

About Zoe Watts

Zoë is an award-winning silversmith and jeweller working with traditional techniques in order to create beautiful, tangible pieces that express her fascination with elemental beauty.

She is intent upon translating the undulation and movement of natural energy into her pieces and enjoys the process of watching relief, shape, form and texture evolving from precious metal sheet.

Her specialist techniques include the ancient art of Chasing, Repoussé and Snarling. These age-old techniques are a key element to her silversmithing pieces.

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Meet Zoe Watts

Chasing and repoussé is an ancient technique where hand-fashioned steel punches and hammers are used to knock depth, pattern and texture into the surface of the silver. It is a beautiful and effective way of creating a sense of life and breathing movement into what is effectively a solid surface. Over time, thousands of strike marks gradually sculpt, manipulate and draw into the metal. Each piece is therefore totally unique.

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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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