Rutilated Quartz Earrings
Oxidised silver and rutilated quartz earrings by Malcolm Morris
Oxidised silver, rutilated quartz
6.5cm long, 2cm wide
About the Maker
Malcolm Morris studied at Birmingham Jewellery School subsequently taking a BA at Middlesex University. He set up his business in 1987 and presented his work at London Fashion Week for many years after. Malcolm combined making batch-produced jewellery and creating unique tiaras for brides and films such as 'Shakespeare in Love' and 'The Wedding Date'. By 2000 Malcolm was not enjoying the batch-production process and realised it was the process of making jewellery by hand which drove him. He decided to change the way he worked and has designed more labour-intensive, largely handmade collections since then. Each piece now allows for a little improvisation and is lovingly made with a lot of joy. All his collections are based on natural forms. By reducing those to roughly circular and linear shapes he introduces a graphic quality. Using a combination of different metals and surface finishes adds that sort of finesse that makes the jewellery stand out. It is jewellery to be treasured.