Venue 6: Jan Simon | Jewellery Designer

Venue 6: Studio 19, Leighcliff Buildings, Leighcliff Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1DJ

Contemporary fine silver jewellery that incorporates sculptural shapes that is both tactile and easy to wear. I design and create contemporary fine silver jewellery using precious metal clay (PMC). This 21st century material allows me to explore and create textural and organic designs with inspiration taken from the marine surroundings of my hometown of Leigh-on-Sea. I continue to be fascinated by the ‘mermaid tears’ of sea glass found on long leisurely beach walks. For the 2016 trail I will be creating one-off pieces that enable an exploration of textured silver and encapsulate an essence of the sea.