Maya Selway

Maya Selway

Handmade fine jewellery with a feminine aesthetic and a poetic approach

Biography

I am inspired by the enduring quality of objects around me - the signs of time passing and the marks of human touch. The poetry of the everyday.

With the heart of an artist and the observations of a poet, Maya is a jeweller marked apart by an approach led by ideas rather than technique. Ideas always underpinned by exacting craftsmanship.

She emerged into art school when everybody was telling her that conceptual art was the thing, that grit under the fingernails and simple materials were outmoded and backward looking. That’s when the thousand-yard stare helped her out, because being Maya she wanted to have both. To live and breathe in a workshop, at the same time as rigorously, nurturing her thoughts and feelings into a conceptual framework that would sustain her work for a lifetime.

From an artistic family and after creative explorations in prop making, silversmithing and sculpture she has come to settle on jewellery for its ability to relate to human experience.
And so her art has found its way, not into the confines of the gallery but into the universal language of precious jewels.

jewellery precious

Maya designs and makes capsule, fine jewellery collections.

products for men

Mayas work includes a selection of gentlemens' wedding bands and cufflinks in matte or textured gold and platinum.

weddings

Maya’s wedding jewellery thoughtfully plays with tradition and is perfect for a modern romance. It’s designed to be worn comfortably every day and to celebrate the gathering of mellow patina over the years you spend together.