Jenny Balson

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My work explores light and shadow, interiors and exteriors. I find myself drawn to forms which offer shelter, whether these be in nature or man-made. I intend to create a kind of safe place. These forms range from boats to eggs to screens to buildings. I am also attracted to surface patterns referring to those created either by nature or by design! The stripes and grooves on rocks, the weaving of branches, remembered scenes or designs on fabric. I look at the accidental nature of the marks of time and those we intentionally create. I achieve these effects in my jewellery through curled, curved and layer forms that enable you to see a haven inside or envisage safety beyond. I use gold plate and oxidisation to define engraved marks and hidden spaces. I sometimes apply the gold plate so as to introduce a softly painted effect.

Specialist Techniques:

Engraving

Education:

2010 BTEC Professional Development For Designer Makers, Kensington and Chelsea College 2009 BTEC Jewellery 1977 BA Hons in English and European Literature


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    Flow Bangle

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    Puddle drop earrings

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    Grain cufflinks

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    Puddle square stud

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    Puddle narrow brooch

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    Flow earrings

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    Flow rings

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    Puddle ring

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    Puddle square brooch

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