Becky Crow

Becky’s work has always had a strongly illustrative leaning. It grows out of drawings and sketches; some observational, some imagined. Stories or poems are captured in silver and transformed into miniature scenes on the surface of a brooch or hanging as a pendant. The focus often revolves around people, with recent work exploring relationships and connections.

Other pieces follow different themes; some are just playful accessories, and some take inspiration from the natural world – the flight of birds or butterflies in summer.

She works with sheet silver and occasionally uses small amounts of gold for detailing. After the silver is pierced out, she applies textures or patterns to the surface using a rolling mill and templates. These components are then layered together, soldered and finished with a mixture of matt, oxidised and polished surfaces to add depth and tone.