Rachel Brown is an award winning jewellery designer and maker based in South Yorkshire. From her home studio she produces contemporary and unique jewellery pieces. She is known for her jewellery that explores the lesser known technique of ‘drawing’ on enamel but has recently added resin pieces and simple silver jewellery to her collections – something for everyone.
Rachel studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design, graduating in 1993. After many years of teaching in Higher Education she decided to pursue her love of jewellery making full time and set up Rachel Brown Jewellery in 2018.
Rachel is a self-confessed doodler and mark maker, she loves the textural qualities of graphite, both in pencil and powder form. Her jewellery designing starts as exploratory drawings focussing on spontaneous and random marks and patterns. These sketch ideas are then translated onto the surface of the enamel, graphite powder mixed into resin or textures and patterns embossed onto silver to produce unique pieces of jewellery. Rachel loves that the enamel pieces particularly capture the hand drawn nature of her work, often her own fingerprints can be seen giving the wearer a direction connection to the process. Although her signature palette is monochromatic there are hints of gold and pops of red throughout the collections.
Because of the nature of Rachel’s techniques each piece of jewellery is a unique and so will differ slightly to the images shown. Any pieces that contain more than 7.78g of silver or have gold elements will be hallmarked at Sheffield Assay Office.
Rachel is a member of the British Society of Enamellers.
Hawksbys Gallery Haworth
New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Ag Gallery, Matlock
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Anne Morgan Jewellery, Penarth
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Also find me on Instagram @rachelbrownjewellery