Saturday, 10 November 2012

Full of Charm...

During our annual scout of degree shows we came across jewellery designer Natasha Thorogood, showcasing her collection as part of New Designer's 2012.

Her collection although set back from the main thoroughfare, drew us over and intrigued us visually as something that we hadn't seen before. There was an organic aesthetic, mini versions of a Monet painting with swirls of aquamarine and yellow ochre on simple, cylindrical forms.

Regular readers may recognise Natasha's pieces from our mini round-up from this Summer's blog posts, and we contacted Natasha soon after her show at New Designer's. After a couple of months of managing diaries and trips to the capital, we ended up in the same room where she talked us through both of her current collections.

We are excited to be featuring Natasha's second collection, and although it has a slightly different feel, still stays true to her metal-smith roots, and her interest in the natural elements. We love the use of polished copper, brass and silver, with the rawness of oxidised metal, in these soft, feminine forms.

Her 'Floral Charms' are a combination of precious metals, freshwater pearls and coloured crystals, and feel as if they have been discovered at the bottom of the ocean with their fluid, languid features and colours. The collection, she says, is a slightly more commercial exploration with 
inter-changeable pieces, but still maintain a hand-crafted, limited edition aesthetic...

Natasha's 'Floral Charm' collection is available on-line now... 

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