Lady Grange Lockets
Merlin Planterose is a 2011 graduate from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She now resides in Leckmelm Wood in the stunning highlands with her studio overlooking Lochbroom- a great view to inspire contemporary jewellery practice! She works with silver and precious stones, making for exhibitions, also stock and commissions for her business.
On a visual level, Merlin’s works are very fine and intricate, but her process in creating these pieces is far from delicate. She hammers silver with stone through a raising technique and shapes the metal into vessels and domes. The most interesting part of this process is that the powder from the stone is embedded into the silver, giving the metal’s surface an organic appearance, as well as an aged look and consequently a history.
Check out Merlin’s website http://www.merlinplanterose.co.uk/