About Claire English
Claire combines her interest in curios, collage and fine craftsmanship with a witty, irreverent and playful design philosophy. Claire's desire to make beautiful ever lasting jewellery is a response to the hectic, disposable and at times superficial nature of contemporary culture. Claire's whimsical designs are informed by her insatiable interest in the narrative potential of the objects that surround us. Inspiration has also been drawn from the Dada and Surrealist movements of the early 20th Century. Claire has a magpies propensity for gathering themes and stories to incorporate into her designs. She sees herself as a 21st Century bricoleur, adept at presenting familiar items in mischievous and unexpected ways. Ultimately, Claire English's Special Jewellery Company confidently creates jewellery for you to cherish and treasure.