Sculptural Jewellery Designed & Made in Cornwall
Many artists are inspired by Cornwall and I am no exception. But while the weather worn rocks , play of light, and rock pools all contribute to my visual language there is an ingredient that is harder to describe…Its about not caring if the sun isn’t shining, loving a foggy morning, cold icy swims, the silence, stretching my eyes to distant horizons, majestic landscapes, hidden tropical valleys, pirates treasure, celebrating long summer evenings with fires on the beach and knowing that you are surrounded by other people who get that. That’s my Cornwall and I want to make jewellery that captures the spirit…
- Mirri Damer, Falmouth
From observing rock pools, reflections in water, the play of light on the sand at low tide, the intricacies of lichen on wood and stone, and the notion of digging up pirate’s treasure on the beach…… Always reminded of Cornwall’s surrounding mining heritage, the image of small nuggets of gold lying just beneath the surface, their natural, tactile and precious properties are ever-present in my design aesthetic.
The towering majestic rocks and windswept dunes of the north to beachcombing on the sheltered coves of the South. The Drift range is about the strong weathered lines of Cornwall’s coast and the joy of finding hidden crevices filled with sea worn shapes and forms. The strata of eroding cliffs, half hidden dune fences, sea sculpted drift wood and lines of lodged pebbles.
Inspired by idle days stacking pebbles on the beach. I love methodically and meditatively selecting and placing perfect stones to build a temporary structure. When I come across pebble towers built by other happy beach goers I am always transported momentarily into that same contemplative state. This range was designed to carry a small part of that feeling with you at all times!
The original idea behind the bud range was to bring a natural and 'organic' feel to classic, traditional ring designs. There is a beautiful randomness to nature, that is both ordered and irregular and I wanted to try and capture that in this range …. to create a timeless classic ring design with a compelling, contemporary twist.
…“My work is to be worn, loved, and bring something precious in an understated way for people who embrace life”
- Mirri Damer, Falmouth