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Lucie Gledhill

  • Jewellery maker
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Lucie Gledhill Jewellery maker
Contact
English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 07980213443
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Dancing with metal

  • • Lucie specialises in chainmaking
  • • She takes on interns yearly to teach them metal work
  • • In 2019 she was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open

Lucie Gledhill followed a degree in Jewellery at Middlesex University before heading to Bishopsland Edcational Trust, a residency focusing on traditional silversmithing, jewellery and goldsmithing. Her education was completed with a two year master's at Royal College of Art in Metalwork and Jewellery. It was at the RCA where she got seriously into chainmaking. Starting from tradition, she likes to take a classic design and give it a contemporary twist by for example soldering the links in awkward positions. Today, she runs a jewellery and metal workshop of four people and has widened her scope to other materials such as wood. An artisan in the very sense of the word, Lucie makes everything from scratch, her own gold alloys and solders, and uses recycled metals.

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Fishbone chain necklace

This necklace is made of two chains twisting in opposite directions, soldered together along what Lucie calls the ‘spine’ of the chain. The structure restricts the movement of the chain so that it always sits flat on the body.

Length 45 cm

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Graduated Fishbone earrings

These gold earrings are made of two chains twisting in opposite directions, soldered together along what Lucie calls the ‘spine’. The structure restricts the movement of the chain so that it always sits flat on the body.

Length 7.5 cm

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Fishbone rings

The Fishbone rings feature hammer flattened links, soldered together to make a wide ring.

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Collection of rings

The Temple ring was inspired by the Banteay Chhmar crumbling Temple in Cambodia and is characterized by a smokey cognac diamond surrounded in bricks in disarray. The Woven ring was made with gold wire woven following a 13th century textile technique called finger loop weaving. Each element of the Ruby Magic Eye Ring is pulled, twisted and soldered in place, arranged to resemble an eye to protect the wearer.

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Curb

This sculptural piece composed of two links. The cast iron one, black and pitted in texture, showcases the sand casting technique. The other link is made of fine silver.

Length 25 cm
Length 25 cm
Width 15 cm

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