Adele Brereton

Adele Brereton

Jewellery and Objects inspired by found objects from the River Thames

Biography

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.

jewellery precious

Adele explores her love of making through a variety of materials to create one off statement pieces. Inspiration is sought from her collections of found objects and travels though to her popular Bell and Spiculum collections.

metalwork and silversmithing

Adele creates organic and tactile vessels by hammering a hollow form from a flat sheet of silver. These are often grouped with delicate hand made porcelain pinch pots. They can be made to commission.

weddings

Gold is textured with hammering or smooth subtle facets for Adele's bespoke rings, stacking bands, bangles and pendants. She incorporates rough or smoky cut diamonds and often hand crafts unique pieces to commission.