Louise Mary Designs

Louise Mary specialises in working in silver, creating silverware and jewellery with a distinctly organic feel. She is drawn to working with silver because of its malleability and beauty, and specialises in the technique of 'fold forming'. This involves working with flat sheets of silver which are folded, pressed (by rolling or hammering) and then opened again, leaving the fold defined in the silver which creates forms similar to leaves and other natural forms which inspire her. Louise also uses other techniques, such as piercing, soldering and roll printing in her work.

Louise says: ‘I am very passionate about the craft of silversmithing, and it is my aim to respond directly to the silver as I work with it. It is important that each silverware piece is handmade – giving each piece a truly individual, organic shape. Although they may look sculptural, all my pieces are completely functional – it is my hope that that they will be used, loved, and passed on as heirlooms of the future.’

Her work ranges from silverware, such as coffee scoops and napkin rings, to delicate, wearable jewellery. All of Louise Mary’s work is handmade in her studio in South Derbyshire, three miles outside Burton on Trent. Louise also teaches jewellery making workshops in her studio, and has just written her first book, 'Making Silver Jewellery' (Published by Crowood Press, 2014).

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