“This is a series of jewellery I have crafted from collected fragments of the environments I have encountered.
These fragments are usually loose rocks, which I crush and set into jewellery as a reminder of the place they were found.
The pieces connect people with places.
Each piece is named after the place and time of its rocks collections, for example “Exhibition Street, 2pm”.
Each piece holds a memory of a place, to be carried with the wearer on their personal journey.
All the pieces are blackened silver with the variation in colour and texture of the rocks presenting a palette of the urban and rural environments of their collection.
The pieces could be from a street you walk down every day.
These collected works are a history of place for me. A journey traced in jewellery.
They are a memento of a moment.
A token of a place.”
This was Claire’s first solo exhibition.