April 15, 2016
Last year we collaborated with Independent London to display our British designed jewellery at the 'Meet The Makers' pop-up in Shoreditch's Boxpark. Yasmin & I got hands on setting up our display and meeting the talented Makers of Britain. There were many talented makers and artists involved in the project, but we most intrigued by one Maker in particular.
Scottish ceramic artist Daisy Cooper (above) uses traditional hand building techniques to create beautiful ceramic tableware and vessels by pinching and coiling the clay. Inspired by the Scottish wilderness, Daisy's hand applied processes and choice of earthy glazes results in stunningly beautiful contemporary pieces.
(Above) A selection of Daisy Coopers tableware.
(Above) Joy setting up the jewellery display, which includes some of Daisy Coopers handmade ring fingers, at Independent London's Boxpark pop-up.
We were thrilled to display our jewellery alongside Daisy's handmade pieces at the pop-up last October. We couldn't wait to collaborate with Daisy again on another project and so we asked if she'd like to help us to design our Spring 2016 window display, to which she happily agreed!
(Above) Spring 2016 window display at our jewellery shop in the Newburgh Quarter, just off Carnaby Street in London
(Above) Images from the Sustainable Diamond Engagement Ring photoshoot
The new window display is dedicated to my new collection of Ecologically Sustainable Engagement Rings made from 100% recycled materials. Each Sustainable Engagement Ring features a beautiful old cut diamond taken from vintage treasures and set in a unique design created from recycled gold.
(Above) More ethical than most, the Sustainable Diamond Engagement Rings helps to conserve an ecological balance by avoiding the depletion of natural resources. We think they look stunning set against Daisy Cooper's handmade ring holders, each glazed in earthy white and blue.
Inspired by Daisy's connection to nature, we thought the new window display should mirror the beauty in reusing and recycling earths natural resources. Using wood and Welsh slate to frame the collection, each Sustainable Diamond Engagement Ring is held by a hand-crafted ring finger, made by talented artist Daisy Cooper.
(Above) Daisy Cooper's textured clay pots are used to display Joy Everley's Silver Star Anise Necklace and Silver Birch Twig Necklace.
A selection of Daisy Coopers beautiful handmade ceramics are available to buy in our independent jewellery shop on Newburgh Street, Soho, London. Daisy is now getting ready to set off travelling the world before settling into her new studio in June 2016. Follow her adventures on her Blog & Instagram.
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