Biography

Portrait of Elizabeth Humble

Elizabeth Humble

Elizabeth grew up in Argyll in the west coast of Scotland. From there she went on to study an honours degree in Jewellery and Metal Design, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Elizabeth continued on in 2010 to win the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Company award for Jewellery, at the New Designers exhibition in London, and the New Designers ‘One Year On’ award in 2011.

Elizabeth launched her debut collection “The Fragile Landscape” in 2010. Since then she has also launched four new works “The Fragments Collection” in 2011, “The Lowlands Collection” in 2012, “Golden Traces” in 2013, and "Luxe Boundaries' in 2014-2015.

Elizabeth’s signature style features fragmented linear structures, and luxe elements of precious stones. This new work in 2015 challenges the Boundaries between Elizabeth’s previous bold signature style, and her desire to incorporate delicate elements. Elizabeth continues to work mainly on exhibition jewellery and has a loyal following of bespoke galleries and boutiques.

Inspiration

“My inspiration comes from the beautifully rugged and dramatic landscape of the west coast of Scotland.

I like to create work that explores the land in an abstract and challenging way, unearthing details, and exploring natural rock formations hidden beneath the surface of the land.

I have developed a unique technique layering silver wires together to create intricate structures in precious metals. I transform these structures into beautifully unique pieces of jewellery, airing an edgy and sophisticated tone.”


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