I make jewellery and objects inspired by objects found at the River Thames foreshore.
Adele Brereton's inspiration is sourced at the foreshore of the River Thames. Broken and eroded shards of Victorian porcelain smoking pipes instigated her fascination with irregular hollow forms. She creates these through the traditional Silversmithing technique of Hand Raising, where a flat sheet of metal is hammered into a hollow form.
Throughout her work, there is a link between the natural and the man-made. The tactile and organic aesthetic is an interpretation of the found objects. One-off pieces are created using all sorts of materials; precious metals in combination with wood, porcelain, woven steel or horsehair. Each statement piece has its own story to tell.