The Maker

      

Hiya,

I'm Cara. I design & make Bold, Big & Beautiful statement jewellery, inspired by the colours, textures and patinas British coastline and cityscapes

I originally trained in Fine Art, and spent many years working in the arts education and gallery sector. Taking time out to raise my children and recovering from a serious illness, I decided to refocus my skills and retrain in Contemporary Craft and Jewellery Making. I wanted to take my love of sculpture and creating one off pieces off art into making smaller wearable pieces.


Through sketchbook work and materials experimentation, I design and craft, one of a kind statement jewellery (wearable sculpture). Taking inspiration from the places I have lived, mainly urban coastal towns and my favourite holiday destinations, such as the rugged coastlines of Merseyside, Wales, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.  

I am obsessed with colour and texture and I am always trying to recreate the patinas and surfaces through manipulating metal, glass enamels and textiles. I try to marry the urban and the natural together, through a use of traditional and non traditional jewellery making processes and materials.  The aim to create a one-off contemporary piece, beautifully crafted and made just for the wearer.

Where possible I will use recycled materials and packaging and raise awareness of sea life and nature conservation through some of my Special Collections. 

I love nothing more than creating custom creations, so if this is something you would like to discuss please email me directly at: coastandcitymcr@gmail.com