Another new addition to SIXTHEHIGHSTREET is from Clare Hawley. All of Clare's work is hand fabricated out of sheet silver and gold using traditional silversmithing techniques.
One of the collections that has dominated her styles over the years is based on Chinese folk art following a trip she made to Beijing in 1999. Clare loved the idea that in Chinese art, everything has a meaning and symbolism behind it. This inspired her to put a collection together of large pierced out silver necklaces, each with a story behind it and often very narrative. Each item of jewellery is a one of a kind.
In 2012 Clare moved from my Sheffield workshop to a shop and workshop on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. Working under the eves of Sherwood, the country’s most ancient Oak forest, has been another great influence. The first collection she drew up here has been the leaves of Sherwood collection.
All items can be found here: http://www.sixthehighstreet.co.uk/en-GB/jewellery/prodcat_1074