John & Dawn Field

John and his wife Dawn are based in West Yorkshire. They met when studying for their degrees at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in the mid-eighties. John graduated with a B.A. Hons degree in Three Dimensional Design and Dawn with a B.A. Hons Fine Art degree. They have collaborated and worked together ever since.

The technique used to make the animal jewellery is an ancient Korean one, where the 24ct gold is fused to the sterling silver. Parts of the silver are then oxidised to blacken them, so that they contrast dramatically with the gold and areas of highly polished silver.

The materials used in the asymmetric jewellery range are un-hallmarked sterling silver, brass and various semi-precious stones such as amber, amethyst, garnet, white moonstone and opal triplet. The silver cannot be hallmarked because it has the brass pieces soldered to it. Rather than making matching earrings, one will have a vibrant, rich coloured stone attached and the other will have decoration in the form of some brass loops.