Throughout our time in the pop-up shop in Fount London we will be featuring a designer maker each week. Our first featured trader is jewellery designer Annabelle from Annabelle Lucilla Jewellery. Annabelle is lucky enough to have a studio in Cockpit Arts, who are an award winning social enterprise for craftspeople who currently house 170 small businesses.
Hi Annabelle tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi My name is Annabelle Lucilla and I work from my studio in Hatton Garden, the famous jewellery quarter of London. I have won numerous prestigious awards including the British Jewellers’ Association award for design excellence. I have a fascination in intricate surface decoration and sculpture; I transform and scale down my hand drawn etchings into beautifully tactile, dynamic 3D narrative objects.
What inspires you?
I draw inspiration from ancient civilizations such as the Hellenistic period and Ancient Indian architecture. I am driven by reviving historical techniques which reflect the imperfections, textures, organic fissures and textures of times past. my creations are not just aesthetically beautiful but are tiny vessels carrying hidden messages of light and hope. She channels important messages of the treasures in life that cannot be bought, for example, love, compassion and freedom.
What are your future plans?
I will be working on a new collection very soon, I have loads of ideas sketched on so many pieces of paper! I am taking a trip to Spain soon to get some inspiration – probably to Barcelona to visit the beautiful architecture, or another coastal destination. The new collection will include lots of bold, unexpected shapes and links with intricate etching and surface textures, as well as small shields and fans with etched animals on them signifying different meanings.
If you would like to visit Annabelle’s studio please contact her to arrange a visit. Annabelle will be with us until 7th March.