Navigating motherhood and being a Silversmith...
"Silver is a malleable metal and I love manipulating the surface- whether it be light dappling or going in hard like a storm with the hammer"
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Daisy and I have grown up in Cornwall. I am a Mother and Silversmith and have worked making jewellery for a good few years now. I had my son Rex 7 months ago and I am currently navigating being a working Mother. This shoot was a brilliant way of exhibiting my work whilst also showing of my new babe to the world as it shows two of my favourite parts to life.
How or does the landscape of Cornwall inspire your work?
Being so drawn to the outdoors and especially the sea– it’s the time spent in these special places of peace – noticing the textures of the rock and how each day the water’s got something new to say.
Silver is a malleable metal and I love manipulating the surface- whether it be light dappling or going in hard like a storm with the hammer. The process of making is interchangeable throughout its parts, yet I always find a peace like that found in the places the inspiration is drawn from.
"The burner would be on too, glowing holly wood, warming our feet."
Has entering Motherhood effected your creative approach?
My take from motherhood so far is that time can lose all bearings on reality. Especially in these magical and rather full-on early days. Where time hasn’t allowed me to make- it allowed me to plan. I’m grateful for this.
What is your favourite piece you've created and why?
My next creation that I am itching to make centres around setting recalibrated turquoise. The stones are like a painting with copper fire running through them. Truly amazing. Watch this space.
Paint us a picture of your perfect day...
When I’ve reached a finish to a passion project piece in the studio and my boy has played or slept through the whole thing (haha, his chuckle, not mine) I’d call the girls up for a tea. That would be my perfect day. The burner would be on too, glowing holly wood warming out feet.