Christmas Blue Magpie – Artist Profile: Julia Smith

As a Herefordshire based jeweller, Julia is proud to have completed my BA (hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts at Hereford College of Arts.

A love of antique scientific instruments led Julia to explore the workings of Orreries and their movement. This then introduced the kinetic element in her work, and subsequently her highly individual Kinetic Rings.

These signature pieces were the starting point for Julia’s jewellery which has now developed into her current Lunar range.

The majority of Julia’s work is hand formed and developed in her own workshop. She also sets her own stones and strings her own pearls and semi precious beads. Some of Julia’s work is oxidised to form contrasting elements. Her work ranges from bold neck pieces featuring 100mm links and Kinetic rings standing 85mm tall, to 5mm studs. Prices currently start from £10

Julia will be at the market on Saturday only

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