I make jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the forms and textures of rediscovered objects found in my local area.
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 pieces of jewellery.
Throughout her work, there is a link between the natural and the man-made. Found objects from centuries old industry in London leads to tactile jewellery and objects with an organic aesthetic.