Amanda Rawlins

My work is drawn from the landscape around my home, in the far West of Cornwall, where the ancient wild moor land is peppered with sacred sites, hut circles and old mine workings, and my experiences of living in Glastonbury – powerful places to charge one’s creative energies.

I am inspired by a vivid awareness of the sea, which surrounds Penwith almost as an island, the turning seasons and our mineral-rich land where man has mined metals for millennia.

All of my jewellery is hand fabricated using silver, gold, (sometimes a little copper, or brass) and semi-precious gemstones. I choose not to use some stones as too many people lose their lives, and too much environmental destruction occurs in their production. I use traditional silversmithing techniques of hand fabrication, to form each piece, as craftsmen have done for hundreds of years. Not only do I enjoy the challenge of hand fabrication, but also feel the satisfaction of knowing that each of my pieces is truly unique.