Aidan Tunnell

I design things; wearable sculpture.

My emphasis is space in relation to the body and creating visual objects from the abstruse. 

I am primarily inspired by nature, science, literature, and my sensory reactions to them. I strive to give physical form to the emotional and non-tangible. I strive to capture movement. 

My primary medium is metal. To me it is warm, organic, forgiving, communicative, strong, and beautiful. 

A field guide to wildflowers | Sculptural works in copper

Kayo Saito’s work is influenced by plants and organic forms, whose apparent fragility, structure and vital energy always arouse her creativity and fulfil her aesthetic sense. Through carefully chosen materials and designs, Saito creates unusual delicateness and sculptural forms in the shape of precious jewellery.

Saito studied metal work at Japanese Art College and finished a masters at the Royal College of Art in 2001. She has won several jewellery prizes and was shortlisted for the UK’s Art Foundation Awards in 2010. Her work has been presented in many European high-end galleries and art fairs. Some of her works are also found in collections, such as the Worshipful at Goldsmiths’ Company.

“Who’ll surprise me with Kayo Saito’s 18ct gold Fragment Eternal necklace, made as if from golden petals fallen from a sun-kissed sky? It is exquisite.”

— The Daily Telegraph

These are all so much more gorgeous in person!

Polly Wales studied Fine Art Sculpture before following her passion for jewellery and retraining at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2006. She has bought together her skills as a sculptor, her love of traditional casting and carving techniques and her craftsmanship to create one of a kind pieces of jewellery.

Her current collections use a serendipitous approach to lost wax casting techniques married with the rich colours and beautiful cuts of fine gem stones.  Polly uses sapphires and rubies directly cast into gold, creating pieces that resemble natural gem encrusted forms, like sparkling geodes split open, or discoveries from the deep. This unorthodox process is unique to Polly and has become her signature style, gaining her international recognition at major exhibitions and in craft and jewellery galleries. She is also selling in numerous stores in the UK and USA.

For her latest collection ‘Archipelago’, Polly has elaborated and embellished her signature style creating rich and complex forms with settings that speak of the jewellery of the Byzantine and Baroque periods.