Oxidised silver and turquoise statement necklace by Malcolm Morris
Oxidised silver, turquoise
Stone 6.5cm x 3.8cm, chain 18''
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.