About Me | Welsh Jewellery Designer


From large multi-sensory installations at Bath School of Art & Design, to tiny wearable art. Forging the first wearable creations in the back alleys of Saigon, Vietnam, I became inspired by Memento Mori:

The transience and fragility of human existence.

My contemporary and handmade Welsh jewellery serves as records of personal experiences - a trace of being in the world, evolving and changing through time. Each collection represents an idea or an intangible feeling and my custom orders serve as a collaboration between me and the wearer or gifter. This personal exchange of ideas result in fresh heirlooms to be cherished. We live in a one-size-fits-all world of mass production and fast fashion. Duxford Studios is the antidote. 

Having exhibited nationally and internationally and won awards and scholarships for my Fine Art practice, I have drawn on my contemporary artistic grounding to make modern heirlooms and wearable art designed to draw attention and wake your imagination.

A Cardiff based artist and jewellery designer, glad to be back in Wales and speaking Welsh again.

Esme x

 

Awards
  • The WalesOnline 35 Under 35: The top young business and professional women in Wales 2020
  • Be The Spark's Startup of the Year 2020
  • Kenneth Armitage Award for Sculpture
  • The Free Range Emerging Art Award
Education
  • Member of the Jewellers Academy
  • First Class, BA Hons Fine Art - Bath School of Art and Design
  • Distinction, Foundation Art and Design - UWIC Cardiff

Press

  • Press in Vogue, Tatler and Cardiff Life Magazine.