Trained at Central St Martins, Harriet Ferris has forged a jewellery business over many years, carving in wax and casting in silver or gold to give the pieces a very sculptural feel.
The collection at the Gallery is titled anthesis, meaning the flowering period of a plant, from the opening of the flower bud a word derived from the Greek to blossom. Rings which work beautifully as individual items or stacked compliment the ear-rings and necklace using the beautiful form of a petal.
With her jewellery background, Harriet Ferris uses the skills she has learnt to create small and collectible sculptures using found stones and pebbles as a starting point. The works are her own extension of the natural rocks, cast in Jesmonite; silver bronze, white marble or lacquered in white or orange, the pieces are mounted onto a block of oak to create an intriguing form.