Memory Stather

designs from MEMORY

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

My "Sculptured Gems" are designed and hand carved in my workshop. Where I use a wide range of natural gem materials some of them rare and unusual. My aim is to set free the shapes hidden in the stones while taking advantage of each gem's wonderful colour and natural beauty. These miniature carvings become one-of-a-kind gifts such as pocket sculptures, perfume bottles or pen holders. I also use the carved gemstones, encapsulated in precious metals and combined with found objects such as fossils or driftwood to create unique contemporary jewellery or as I like to call it "Sculpture you can wear". The most delicate and difficult art of Plique-a-jour enamel has also become a passion. The designs are hand pierced out of the metal and filled with the vibrant colours of traditional viscous enamel. Each item involves many hours of painstaking work. The resulting stained glass effect offers an element of surprise and wonder when the glowing colour shines through the pierced metal. I feel it is important to create pieces that give pleasure to all the senses. My aim is to combine three-dimensional shapes with carefully chosen colour combinations and textures to form a cohesive whole that is unique to each piece.

Specialist Techniques:

Gemstone Carving Gemmologist Jeweller Lapidary Plique-a-jour Enamel Silversmithing I work to commission but there are considerations. Choice of design and materials especially as regards gem materials may be limited by what is available in the UK. I prefer people to choose from pieces already in stock.

Education:

1997 BTEC National Diploma in Design (Precious Metals & Gemstones) Level 2 1992 Gem Diamond Grader Diploma - DGA 1985 Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain Diploma - FGA 1966 Diploma in Commercial Art Stone carving: Self taught


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    Plique-a-jour enamel butterfly necklace

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    Plique-a-jour enamel butterfly hair pin

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    Agate, black jade and moonstone necklace

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    Plique-a-jour enamel brooch

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    Pearl pendant on silver wire

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    Silver earrings

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    Silver necklace

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    Designs From Memory perfume bottle

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    Perfume bottle (1)

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    Perfume bottle

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    Orchid perfume bottle

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    Spirit of Phoenix Perfume bottle

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    Carved ametrine pocket sculpture

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    Neptune Cup

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    Silver sauce ladle

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    Coral Reef Bowl

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    'Cityscape'

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    Plique-a-jour enamel and silver earrings

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    Chalcedony rose

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    Jasper and chalcedony rose

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