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Christopher Thompson-Royds

Natura morta: Buttercups

Collana 2017 | Oro 18k dipinto a mano, diamanti

“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, 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

Natura morta: Buttercup SOLD

Orecchini | Oro 18k dipinto a mano, diamanti

Natura morta: Poppies SOLD

Orecchini | Oro 18k dipinto a mano, diamanti

Natura morta: White clover

Orecchini | Oro 18k dipinto a mano, diamanti

BIO

Christopher Thompson Royds nasce a Londra / Inghilterra nel 1978

EDUCAZIONE

2008-2010  MA Goldsmithing Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London

2006-2008  HND Jewellery and Silversmithing Sir John Cass, London Metropolitan University

COLLEZIONI

Crafts Council; UK,

Koch Collection; Switzerland,

MIMA; UK, Rotasa Collection Trust;

USA, Royal College of Art, UK,

Schmuck Museum, Pforzhiem; Germany,