Holly Clifford

Meet Holly Clifford – Art Jeweller

Holly describes herself as an Art Jeweller, crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants and the natural world.

Holly Clifford

Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, as well as from old dioramic books.

Holly Clifford

Drawing and painting are integral parts of her creative process, so much so that she has developed ways to incorporate them into the jewellery itself.

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Her work is inspired by both the beauty and chaos of gardens; specifically glasshouses and how these structures encase an abundance of plant life.

Holly Clifford

She strives to capture this combination using hand-painted scenes encased in eco-resin, often combined with contrastingly minimal or intricately pierced metalwork.

Holly Clifford

The translucent nature of the materials allows light to penetrate and play through the pieces; highlighting details within the paintwork and reflecting the layered, ephemeral elements of glasshouses. The methods used in the production of her work mean that each piece is a completely unique item of wearable art.

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Holly studied in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter at the School of Jewellery, on the BA Jewellery Design & Related Products course.

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She now continues to produce beautiful works from her little garden shed workshop in the Cotswold

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Holly is one of fifteen designer/makers that are members of Design Factory and part of our Summer 2017 exhibition with them called EMERGE.

Holly Clifford

Our MEET THE MAKER event with Design Factory is on Sunday 20th August so do pop this date in your diary and come along to meet Holly and the other designer/makers taking part.