I make jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the forms and textures of discarded everyday objects - old and new.
Adele Brereton's inspiration comes from found objects. Broken and eroded shards of Victorian clay 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. Textures are also borrowed from the objects and incorporated into unique precious jewellery.
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.