Foundry Silver

Jill Hermans is an artist and jewellery designer who perceives the art of jewellery making as an obsession: a want to explore a material, form or concept to the very end.

As Jill explains:
"At the present time my mind is occupied with the Japanese alloy, shibuichi, and Japanese ideals of beauty and truth that seem to merge so well with this rich material. By juxtaposing simple shapes and forms with rich and intricate surface colours and textures, I am able to create a balance between simplicity and complexity. These explorations result in playful works that push the boundaries of conventional perceptions of the material, while still staying true to the metal's essence.