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ELLEN THORPE

I am a recent graduate of Hereford College of Arts and since finishing my course in Contemporary Applied Arts, have moved back to North Wales and started to work on my new collections of jewellery.

I am fascinated by organic forms such as seed heads, pods and vines. Collecting, examining and drawing plants has always been a natural process for me. I enjoy the challenge of recreating the delicate forms of nature in durable materials such as silver.

I have begun to use my own hand made glass beads in my work to add colour and depth to my pieces. The colour and contrast of the glass has opened up new opportunities of for the development my work, and the glass ‘acorns’ that I create mimic the seeds and natural forms that I am inspired by.

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