Inspired by rocks, minerals and crystals...
Alice’s source of inspiration began as a child, when she collected rocks.
After visiting the Blue John Stone caves in Derbyshire, UK, where mining of the rock is limited in order to preserve the history and natural beauty of the caves, Alice uses the specimens found there as inspiration for a large part of her collection.
Other inspiration comes from visiting museums, such as the Huntarian Museum in Glasgow and the Natural History Museum in London, where she sketches and takes photographs of their mineral specimens.
In 2019, thanks to the Goldsmiths Craft and Design council awards, Alice won a scholarship to do a diamond grading and identification practical course at the Gemmological Associatioon of Great Britain’s headquarters in London. On this course, she learned about the different ways in which diamonds grow, and was able to see some natural diamonds in rough rock.
Using this research, Alice uses sketches, paints, creates collages from photographs, and plays with compositions of shapes and texture.
If you would like to see more of Alice's designs, or commission a piece from her, please contact her.