Collection: Jill Stewart

Jill was brought up in the Northumbrian countryside, and natural things – flowers, birds, colour and beauty are what she likes best. She thinks of her things as being like illustrations in metal, and likes to have fun with colour!

Jill uses silver, brass and copper, often etching it to add pattern and texture. Then shapes are cut out by hand, filed and then soldered using a torch flame to create the pieces. The heat adds unpredictable colour to the metal and additional oxidised colour is added to the copper. Cleaning and polishing is the last step. Blue titanium is sometimes added as a feature.

Because there are so many processes each clock can take a few days to make. They show animals and birds, and form an illustrated miniature world inspired by details of the natural world around us.