Nominee 2017 / Nominee 2018
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" GARNISHING COLLECTION "
Silversmithing – cutlery
200mm length 50mm width
Sterling silver and English holly wood
Forging – Mixed media – riveting - forming
Designing and making beautiful cutlery from sterling silver and locally sourced English Holly, Charlotte creates functional pieces of art for the kitchen.
Her ethos revolves around simple, elegant designs that are ergonomic and tactile.
With the intention of provoking people to appreciate their food
and take time over their daily routines and rituals in the kitchen.
Creating treasurable pieces of cutlery by bringing together sterling silver and locally sourced wood, using English Holly for the handles.
Preserving and capturing the natural qualities of the materials used.
Creating magical, rugged utensils with a native feel to them.
Designed to function with appreciation towards natural beauty.
Immersing herself in the creative process:
a wonderful journey from beginning to end,
gathering and foraging for branches that fit the designs by jumping through hedgerows
and stomping around woods.
Getting inspiration from nature and the surrounding beauty in England,
gathering and foraging for branches that fit the designs.
The cutlery is made from sterling silver for its robust qualities.
Holly is a hard, durable wood, coupling beautifully with the silver.
The wood is treated with a food safe wax to help protect against staining.
The silver is hallmarked in accordance with the hallmarking regulations and standards.
Using traditional techniques of forging and raising to create pieces,
with a need of understanding the materials to get the best outcome.
The collections have a natural aesthetic to it,
using the natural shapes in wood to create the function of the piece. Telling a story between people and nature and their interaction with objects, natural or man-made. The elegant use of wood in this collection highlights the importance of preserving nature.
Stimulated by tools and nature, combining how things work and how they are designed.
Cutlery inspired by nature and made for people.
Being able to take time to appreciate how something is made,
being more connected with your food, enjoying the experience fully.
Each piece holds its own personality, brought to life by each new owner.
The cutlery is available either individually or as sets.