Metal is an intriguing material to work with. I love its strength and enduring qualities which, together with its paradoxical malleability, presents me with endlessly absorbing challenges.
Alison Flanders has over 30 years’ experience designing and hand-crafting silver and gold jewellery. After graduating from Middlesex University in 1976 with a BA Hons degree in 3D Design, Alison moved to New York where for many years she ran her own jewellery business. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s she also held a number of teaching positions in colleges of art in New York City, including the prestigious Parsons New School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at numerous events throughout North America and the UK, including the American Crafts Council Show, Philadelphia Museum Show, American Craft Exposition, New York International Gift Fair and the Chelsea Craft Show and Dazzle in the UK.
In 2005, Alison relocated back to London where she continues to enjoy being a designer-maker. Using sterling silver with 18ct gold, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls to make work of quality and style. Each piece is individually hand-crafted using traditional techniques.