Richard Bett

he contemporary range is rooted in a wide variety of traditional, solid jewellery making techniques including Mokume-Gane, a 17th century Japanese technique used for making decorative fittings for katana swords. Stiles, stone walls, recycled objects …natural and architectural features from the past and the present inform the collection. I use traditional skills and creative, unconventional approaches to produce a rich and varied body of work, such as narrative jewellery, that reflects the evolving and continually changing nature of the essence of my vision and designs. My work is in a constant process of re-evaluation and state of flux, like the canvasses in an artist’s studio and inspired by the detritus of the workbench.