‘Blue Vase’

This range was inspired by the Damascene tiles in Leighton House, museum, London, UK. During the pandemic I took part in some online Art Classes with Leighton House Museum, London. It was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton. It grew into a ‘private palace of art’ and for me the highlight is the amazing Arab Hall with beautiful intricate mosaics and Islamic Tiles from Isnik, Damascus and Persia. William De Morgan who is one of my art heroes, undertook the challenge of replicating tile fragments to repair some of the historic panels and doubtless this work influenced much of his own work as part of the British Arts and Crafts Movement.

The first necklace on this theme was awarded a bronze award in the Goldsmith’s Craftsmanship & Design Awards.

Here is a link describing the making of this necklace.

The necklace was subsequently remodelled when my client who purchased it decided they would like it to have pearls and more enamel beads.

I also made earrings, rings and a bracelet on the same theme, as well as several smaller pendants. Each one I have made has been different although all had the same deep turquoise background.

Blue Vase Earrings

Blue Vase Pendant
Blue Vase Bracelet