About Liz Tyler
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"Inspired by movement in dance and the natural world, I delight in creating large yet light pieces of Art jewellery using anti-clastic raising techniques. These I complement with carved and cast sculptural dress rings and individual wedding & engagement ring sets. Certificated fine diamonds and fabulous coloured gemstones form the focal point from which the design flows."
Number: 01258 820 222
I graduated with a degree in Silversmithing and Jewellery design from Leicester Polytechnic in 1978. I then worked in the London jewellery trade gaining experience sorting diamonds, stone buying, designing and organising manufacture and retailing. I returned to Sir John Cass College London to hone my diamond mounting and design presentation skills. I went on to study the special hammering technique anti-clastic raising with Michael Good at Haystack Mountain school of Craft, on Deer Isle, Maine USA. The anti-clastic work enabled me to create large yet light curvaceous pieces by bending the metal in two directions using different hammers in curved stakes. Laser welding technology allows me to combine two or more sections without altering the work hardened state of the anti-clastic sections.
Inspired by movement in dance and the natural world, I complement these forms with carved and cast sculptural pieces. I am particularly well known for individual wedding and engagement harmonious ring sets. Certificated diamonds and fabulous coloured gemstones form the focal point from which the design flows. I frequently add graduating rows of diamonds to the wedding ring, sometimes for the wedding or to celebrate the birth of a baby or an anniversary. My dramatic bold dress rings are specifically angled for the right hand. This allows for a longer more elegant line to form the setting edge for the carefully selected gemstones.
My aim is to produce essentially feminine jewellery, bold, contemporary yet classic, pleasing to the eye and easy to wear. The form of the metal is the most important aspect and whether working in gold, platinum or silver, I like to use contrasting textures and highly polished surfaces which emphasise the form.
My firstworkshop was located in Clerkenwell, London and I was joined there by Andrew Lammas (now husband & partner) and 20 years ago we escaped to Dorset. Together we take on special commissions including a tea set, candlesticks, ornamental egg, table centrepieces, figurative pieces and a mace for a wine club. I would like to create more larger pieces inspired by the contours of the Dorset countryside flora and fauna.