Christopher Thompson-Royds – Natura Morta Cornflowers Earings Stud


Christopher Thompson Royds grew up in the Oxfordshire countryside, in England. He studied jewellery first at London Metropolitan University before finishing his studies with an MA at the Royal College of Art, London. Since graduating he has been represented by Gallery Marzee, NL, and more recently Louisa Guinness Gallery, London. His work has been exhibited in internationally, and is in several public collections: Crafts Council; UK, Koch Collection; Switzerland, MIMA; UK, Rotasa Collection Trust; USA, Royal College of Art, UK, Schmuck Museum, Pforzhiem; Germany. “It’s all about preserving an instant,” says jeweller Christopher Thompson Royds, whose Natura Morta (Italian for “still life”) collection immortalises everything from white clover to buttercups. Tracing around the stems and petals of pressed wild flowers (Kensal Rise cemetery in west London is apparently one of his hotspots), Thompson Royds hand cuts them in layers of paper thin gold or silver, binding them with fine gold wire. It’s a process he compares to “tying up roses in the garden”. Each piece is housed in a marbled folio box, an allusion to the Hans Sloane Herbarium at the Natural History Museum. Aimee Farrell, 2016

Medium: Hand Painted Gold

Dimensions: 20 x 20mm (Box Open: h19.5cm x w19.5cm)


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Christopher Thompson-Royds – Natura Morta Cornflowers Earings Stud
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