Taking my inspiration from the flotsam and jetsam of the British beach, I produce several instantly recognizable collections of jewellery. The work utilizes the ancient lost wax casting technique and is available in silver, bronze, and gold.
Rich in surface texture and variety of finish, the piece seek to interpret the sea tumbled qualities of pebbles, shells and fossils. Details of oxidization , gold vermeil, precious and semi-precious stones provide striking contrasts.
The jewellery has a purity of form that can be read across cultural borders in what Jung calls “the collective unconscious.”
Since graduating in 1994 from the now called University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, Donna Collinson contemporary jewellery has been sold in select galleries, and fairs. These include : Bonhams of London, The Royal Festival Hall, Fenwicks, of Bond St. London, and the Affordable Art Fair.
The jewellery is held in private collections throughout the U.K. Europe, U.S.A. Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.