Iconic new English jewellery designer Claire English launches the whimsical Anywhere Albion collection.
Conceived with a magpie’s obsession
for collecting memories, often of childhood, Anywhere Albion
comprises a variety of pieces based around ‘found’ or overlooked
‘I’ve always been drawn to objects
which are forgotten or discarded, particularly those associated with
childhood games or rituals’ comments English. ‘This collection
reflects that interest, combining a playful, English aesthetic with a
bitter-sweet sense of nostalgia.’
A lost key discovered glinting in a
churchyard; a fragile spent match discarded in a burst of fire; a
sculptural wishbone, waiting to be pulled by rival siblings – these
are just some of the inspirations behind the new collection.
Anywhere Albion is accentuated by the
use of soft delicate silver; rich burnished gold; dark rhodium
vermeil or gold vermeil. The collection comprises striking rings,
delicate bracelets, necklaces and beautifully crafted brooches.
About Claire English
Claire English is a rapidly rising star
in UK fine jewellery and has been described by Stephen Webster,
leading international jewellery designer, as ‘Britain’s next big
Following a successful career as a
fashion model, Claire attended Camberwell University of the Arts, and
then Falmouth University of the Arts, from where she graduated with a
first class honours degree in silversmithing and jewellery design.
Claire launched the Special Jewellery
Company in 2010 as a vehicle for her unique combination of
contemporary design and traditional craft skills. Claire combines her
interest in curios, collage and fine craftsmanship with a witty,
irreverent and playful design philosophy, gathering themes and
stories to incorporate into her designs.
Claire English describes herself as a
21st Century Bricoleur dedicated to producing modern