Lucy Spink Jewellery
Muddy Says: "Practical enough for everyday wear yet the hammered texture catches the light in a way which feels special and won't look out of place whatever the occasion".
Lucy Spink creates beautiful handcrafted jewellery inspired by ancient landscapes and lichen forms. Working from Cornish studio she uses traditional techniques and her Grandfathers old workshop tools.
This hands-on approach gives her work an organic feel, as marks made during the making process are allowed to remain as an integral part of the surface, giving the owner a glimpse of how each piece has been formed. Hand beating gives texture to the silver and gold so it catches the light, ensuring that each piece of jewellery has its own identity and organic form.
The natural shapes of Lucy’s contemporary jewellery reflect the patterns of nature – the outline shapes of rocky outcrops, the surface patterns made by hammers like the texture of stone, small spurs of silver and gold to replicate the growth patterns of lichens.
Lucy’s fascination with Lichens started in the woods at Trelissick in Cornwall. After heavy rain or storms, the ground is littered with these incredible silver and mustard yellow life forms and they grow everywhere. Around 1700 species of lichens live in Britain, they can be found in most places where the air is sufficiently clean and they are a symbiotic relationship of algae and fungus.
In 2017 Lucy was awarded a place on the Kickstart stand at International Jewellery London and was shortlisted by the National Association of Jewellers for Kickstarter of the year 2017. In 2018 at the Contemporary Crafts Festival, Bovey Tracey, Lucy was awarded Best in Show for new businesses.
“My aim is to create jewellery which is easy for everyone to wear yet thought provoking in the message it carries. As someone who walks in the countryside and sees the changes in the seasons at close quarters, I want to remind people that our natural environment is precious. Now more so then ever, we need to think carefully about our place in the world. My design and style has been born out of my love for the rhythm of nature and the beauty and fragility I see. “