I create unique, articulated, jewellery inspired by the natural world and the process of making.
I grew up on a farm in West Wales, and spent my childhood immersed in nature, playing outside and making things. My main collection is called Arthropod, named after the large group of animals containing crustaceans and insects. My jewellery celebrates these fantastic creatures, imagining them evolving onto and around the human body…
I use traditional silversmithing techniques, forging sheet silver over steel stakes and into wooden formers using hammers and punches, to create unique three dimensonal forms. These are often articulated and combined with gold, resin, and natural pigments to create lively, humorous pieces of wearable sculpture.
My work has been exhibited across the UK, Europe, and the USA.
A Hothouse Alumni in association with the Crafts Council.
Everything © Toby Cotterill Jewellery 2017