Jen Williams is a Cornish jewellery designer/maker who lives in far West Cornwall, situated on the edge of the moors that lie between West Penwith’s rugged North Coast and the more tranquil Mount’s Bay to the south. It’s a place of ever changing beauty that provides a constant source of inspiration.
Jen enjoys working with a variety of creative mediums to help develop her artistic processes and practice. This resonates in her jewellery, which is where she found her artistic niche.
She creates entirely handcrafted pieces, using traditional Silversmith techniques and tools to form organic shapes and textures that mirror the wild landscape.
Each piece is consciously created from Eco silver; recycled silver which has been melted down using a process practiced by metalsmiths throughout the ages to produce a fully traceable and audited silver of equal quality for reuse, while reducing the demand for freshly mined precious metals and the negative impact this has on our natural world.
Combining silver with materials that have been ethically sourced wherever possible and working mainly with recycled glass beads, semi-precious stones and occasionally beach pebbles; each piece has a sculptural quality and an understated elegance.
Jen’s work focus’s on Cornwall’s coast and moorlands, influenced by her love of granite in all it’s forms. From the giant standing stones and quoits inland, to the rugged cliffs that form our coastline and the beaches that sit beneath them with their alluring rockpools, pebbles and sand patterns visible at low tide.
Her jewellery is pure and tactile with a natural colour palette and a distinguishable style.
“Each piece of jewellery that I make is inspired by the natural beauty of Cornwall and the feelings it evokes. It is my way of interpreting these surroundings in a wearable as well as visual art form.” – Jen Williams
Her work can be found in galleries throughout the West Country & on the Isles of Scilly.