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Julian Warrender is a self taught jeweller, fired up by determination and thrilled by a expressive project.
When my own jewellery was stolen, indignation drove me to try and make replacements. Encouraged by a brilliantly creative friend, I was shown the principles and found it to be a craft that suited me.
Each item is individually made using traditional techniques, unusual textures and hammered effects. A number of pieces feature exquisitely detailed, intricate cast elements.
Ideas are translated from imagination, my drawing ability is virtually zero but never holds me back, rather I find it aids spontaneity and authenticity.
I love the initial resistance of metal that submits to piercing, folding and forging fluid curves and intricate detail.
I work in precious metal, using gemstones to highlight or accentuate a detail.
Whilst my range may seem eclectic, there are characteristics that connect all collections - individuality, originality, narrative, surprise and humour.
My work sells in beautiful galleries across the UK. I am a fellow member of The Society of Botanical Artists.