Adele studied three dimensional design, silversmithing and jewellery at Sheffield Polytechnic and established her jewellery business soon after with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust.
The interplay of different colours of metal, both naturally occurring and chemically altered has always interested Adele.
Consequently she continually experiments with the use of different metals such as silver, gold, copper and pewter; adding responsibly sourced precious stones into the mix as well when the mood takes her to add some colour.
The working properties of the media have a significant and creative influence on the final outcome of Adele’s work.
She likes the way you can draw on the surface by stamping and embossing as she has always been interested in surface pattern and texture, and finds acid etching a wonderful way of drawing directly onto the metal.
Adele hand makes, often one off, pieces of jewellery expressing abstract yet representational landscape studies using textures and the subtle palette of metals with added touches of more vibrant colour provided by precious stones.
Some pieces are set against the backdrop of subtle multimedia water colour and collage paintings.
Heart Gallery is proud to be bringing this tactile collection of jewellery from Adele to Hebden Bridge for our Autumn/Winter season. Her collection for us includes stunning gemstone rings, many of which are one-off creations.