• Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Ray Cavill

    September 6, 2014


    This collection of intimate containers and vessels are made from fine limoge porcelain to Cavill’s own rocky road clay mix. The pieces display the broad range of effects possible in the woodfire process, from the lightest flashing to heavy ash encrustation. Cavill employs all the techniques of forming and firing clay as well as adding strands of ephemeral performance and alternative materials to his practice. He enjoys the physicality, the complexity and the unique results of the woodfiring process and prefers to work in resilient forms that can carry the subtlety and drama of the elusive surfaces he is pursuing. Exhibition dates 28 August until 11 October 2014.

  • H e l l o

    August 18, 2014


    Hello online shopping, a first for me and another entity in itself. It’s been a long time coming. I look forward to all the challenges of integrating the physical shop and the online shop.  I am also pleased to announce a new ceramics exhibition program at Ari Jewellery which we feel is an extension of our focus on raw materials.  First up is Ray Cavill with his wood fired ceramic boxes. There is also a ceramics section on this site featuring a selection of works from some of my favourite ceramic artists. On the horizon is my upcoming painting show at Edwina Corlette Gallery in September followed by a lovely  trip to Greece. See you soon.

  • Geophyllia

    August 6, 2014


    Geophyllia is the title of my upcoming painting show at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Opening 30 September until 10 October 2014.

  • Commemorative

    May 13, 2014


    The sentimental and commemorative value that jewellery holds is undeniably one of the main reasons we are so attached to these objects. Jewellery stays in the family and often has matriarchal lineage. Hand engraving is a beautiful way to capture an image on metal. My olive branches, birds, boats, anchors and byzantine crosses are engraved by Duncan Vickers. I will often stamp text or dates to mark birthdays or anniversaries otherwise ‘where the wild things are’ also does the job!

  • Playdough

    May 13, 2014


    These rings are shaped by hand like playdough but using a soft wax. It’s liberating to be able to sculpt something using very few tools, making it handy when travelling. Working with wax can be tricky and difficult to control, but it is responsive as well, very much like clay. Once the wax is complete it is cast into silver or gold using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. The level of detail achieved is fantastic, so much so that I have to file off my imprinted fingerprints. The results are rings that have that dug up unique quality.

  • Fusilage

    March 25, 2014


    This collection is directly named after its method of creation. The links are fused together rather than soldered. The silver is heated to a temperature of 900°C. At that point it begins to melt and the two ends are bought together and fused to form a small blob. The  links are then rolled out to produce a lovely graphic hand drawn effect.

  • Paper chains

    March 25, 2014


    A symbol of connectedness and playfulness these paper chains are inspired by the paper chains we all made as children. Three oversized links are finished off with a long leather link.

  • Remember you must die

    March 25, 2014


    A skull is a definite serious symbol and humble reminder of our temporary existence. It has also been associated with secret societies, poison, vanity, courage, rebelliousness and celebrating the dead. It’s no wonder they are plastered over everything. My skulls were originally carved by jeweller Kathy Maclay. They have a beautiful level of detail and look a little happy. Plain or gem encrusted they have a timeless appeal. Many have become wedding rings with sparkling diamond eyes.



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