about 

Holly is a mixed media contemporary jewellery designer and maker from Colchester, Essex.

Her main source of inspiration comes from her travels to various, yet significant, destinations. By digging deep into the information she gathers on her travels, interesting sources are then transformed into wearable art.

Holly’s pieces of jewellery are an assemblage of her own imagery, map symbols, walks and layouts from various maps. Each brooch, or necklace, hold their own story that is meaningful to Holly, but that story is open to interpretation by the wearer.

Colour is a key feature in Holly’s jewellery. She carefully selects colours that either contrast or unite the colours that are depicted in each photograph to bring it to life.

Holly uses a variation of materials such as wood, acrylic and found/gathered objects. Her techniques vary from laser cutting and etching, to piercing, to in-laying. All the materials, colours and techniques she uses come together to tell a story.

Education:

2015-2018 BA Hons Contemporary Jewellery, First Class Honours, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester

2014-2015 Art and Design Foundation Diploma UAL Level 3, Merit, Colchester School of Art

2012-2014 Colchester Sixth Form College

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