NEW TO LOVEDAZZLE THIS MONTH – TANIA CLARKE HALL
Tania Clarke Hall is an award-winning jeweller working in leather.
She delights in moulding, slashing, scorching and colouring leather using experimental and innovative techniques that continually push the boundaries of her medium. The result is elegant yet playful jewellery that has a bold and colourful twist. Tactile, warm, malleable and beautifully lightweight, her jewellery is a pleasure to wear.
Inspiration is drawn from the creative freedom paradoxically born out mathematical constraints, the built environment, Japanese design and her early studies in chemistry.
Image Top: Helix Necklace with Ribbon – £150
Image right: In a Twist Bracelet – £95
Describe your work in 3 words?
Bold, dramatic, playful
If you weren’t a jewellery designer what do you think you would be?
I think I would be an oceanographer. I am fascinated by the sea and studying its physical attributes would be fascinating challenge.
Image: Ruffle Cuff £140
What tool can you not live without?
My leather strap cutter.
If you could choose anyone to wear your jewellery, who would it be?
My top choice, Prue Leith, already has a piece of mine. However, Tilda Swinton is definitely on my list!
(Image: Prue & Tania)
If you could own a piece by another maker in any discipline, no price limit, what would it be?
It would undoubtedly be a piece by Calder – the simplicity, honesty and energy of his jewellery pieces are amazing.