Amanda Priest

Meet Jeweller Amanda Priest

Amanda is a jewellery designer and maker. After a 20 year career in the fashion industry, she completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Jewellery Design.

Amanda’s work investigates the relationship or value between material, maker and wearer.

 

Amanda Priest

Personal memories, experiences, travel, situations and conversations all inspire Amanda.

Amanda Priest
Working with precious and non precious materials she uses steel, silver and gold in a quest to explore the relationship between the materials.

Amanda Priest
In her use of vitreous enamel which is applied to the steel, Amanda seeks to create scar like marks and textures which may only be understood by Amanda or the wearer ensuring that no two pieces are the same.

Amanda Priest

She became interested in steel whilst studying for a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Jewellery design.

Amanda Priest Working with steel causes many frustrations and challenges. As ‘value’ has always interested her she finds that steel mixed with gold raises many questions as the two metals are not comparative in a monetary sense.

Amanda Priest

She believes once the finished piece reaches its new owner, it will go on to communicate a different message and the values instilled in the making process will fade.

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Last year Amanda was selected for Hothouse, the Crafts Council’s Talent Development Programme for emerging makers and was chosen in 2017 as ‘one to watch’.

Amanda Priest

Amanda’s collection is with us until the end of April as part of our Spring Show, MERAKI. Follow over on Instagram for more images of her work and see you soon x

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