Jo Hayes Ward
Metamorphic jewellery and 3D printing
Jo describes her work as 'metamorphic' for many reasons. Each piece of jewellery comprises multiple elements and textures that combine to create highly original compositions that hint at the geological form and have an architectural but organic feel. 'Metamorphic' also means that Jo's jewellery is transformative; rings work particularly well as stacks, necklaces layer delicately, and earrings can be worn in various ways. JHW jewellery is endlessly versatile; worn and adored both night and day.
All my pieces are cast from 3D printed waxes into gold. One of the huge benefits of using this 3D printing process is that you can get really accurate and precise edges and details. The waxes themselves have fantastic detail in them and are very exact, so whatever you get in wax is what you get in the final gold material.
Harnessing the way light is reflected off delicate golden blocks and their facets is the magic of Jo’s designs; pieces come alive when worn, shimmering like dappled light on water. Gems work beautifully alongside glistening cubes and patterned formations. Scattered diamonds sparkle in many pieces, enhancing the metal structures with their cuts and colours, while unique precious gems and rose cut diamonds render her one-of-a-kind pieces utterly spellbinding.
It has always been important to Jo that her business is as sustainable as possible. Responsibly sourced materials are an important part of this. All JHW jewellery is made in solid 100% recycled or fairtrade 18ct gold.
Modern Jewellery with a touch of technology
In combination with traditional hand-making skills, Sarah Herriot uses 3D CAD extensively in her work. Having worked as a commercial computer software designer, it comes naturally to her. The process of 3D printing and lost-wax casting has allowed her to develop her very individual and cohesive style, attracting high praise and awards for the architectural and sculptural quality of her designs.
Sarah’s intention is to create intelligent designs that bring aesthetic pleasure. The beautiful shapes she creates in 18-carat gold and silver are organic interpretations of the urban environment around her.