Iso Barre Horizontal Ringsold out!
Barre shape - 10mm x 21mm, band- 2mm Weight - 4.8g
Techniques - casting, sawing, soldering, hand mixed resin, filing, finishing
Care instruction - can be cleaned with silver dip
Ruth Hollywood is an award winning contemporary jeweller, specialising in vibrant, geometric jewellery made from recycled silver and brightly coloured resin. Originally from Scotland, she is now based in the Drôme Provincial in the South of France.
Dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of her practice, Ruth uses responsibly sourced and sustainable recycled silver. Additionally she adopts ethical principles throughout her work from eco friendly processes to recycled packaging. She skilfully combines the new technology of 3D printing with traditional techniques including lost wax casting, adding a pop of colour using hand mixed resin. Each piece is then carefully filed and finished to give the recycled silver a delicate matte finish, providing a subtle contrast to the bold resin.
Ruth graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA (HONS) in Silversmithing and Jewellery. She has received awards for Excellence in Design from The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and was selected for the Crafts Council UK Hothouse programme in 2015. Whilst her inspiration changes from collection to collection, Ruth’s main influences are science, architecture and modern art. Colour theory and grid formations are continuing themes from which she develops shapes and structures.