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“My design and style has been born out of my love for the rhythm of nature and the beauty and fragility I see.”

Lucy Spink on her stand at Made By Hand

My aim is to create jewellery which is easy for everyone to wear yet thought provoking in the message it carries. As someone who walks in the countryside and sees the changes in the seasons at close quarters, I want to remind people that our natural environment is precious. Now more so then ever, we need to think carefully about our place in the world.

Creative Practice

Lucy’s work manifests her sympathy with nature and her understanding of its fragility. She makes each piece to be worn close to the body reducing the distance between our society and the natural world.

I have spent the majority of my life in big natural landscapes, moorland and parks, mountains and coastlines. The outdoors is my get away and my sanity. It is the place where I find clarity and calm. I have become more aware of the growing separation of society from the rhythms of nature and have chosen to express this through jewellery.

Using her Granddad’s old workshop tools, each piece she makes shows the marks of process and the beauty of form, reflecting the patterns of nature – the outline shapes of rocky outcrops, the surface patterns made by hammers like the texture of stone, small spurs of silver and gold to replicate the growth patterns of lichens.

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Lucy has worked as a jeweller for 8 years and has a BA Hons from Glasgow Art School as well as 2 years of practical experience working in a jewellery studio in Trinidad. In 2017 she was awarded a place on the Kickstart stand at International Jewellery London and was shortlisted by the National Association of Jewellers for Kickstarter of the year 2017. In 2018 at the Contemporary Crafts Festival, Bovey Tracey, Lucy was awarded Best in Show for new businesses.

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