Meet The Maker – Fiona McAlear

Fiona McAlear - Jeweller

Fiona McAlear – Jeweller

Fiona has recently completed a year’s residency at the renowned Bishopsland Educational Trust Workshops, a centre of excellence for jewellers and silversmiths.

Silver and Dove Grey Pearl dress ring

Silver and Dove Grey Pearl dress ring from Fiona’s Coral Collection

Here, she focused on developing her distinct and highly decorative style.

Silver and pearl lapel pin

Silver lapel pin from Fiona’s Coral Collection

Fiona’s work is inspired by floral motifs found in handcrafted textiles, using shapes and patterns found in these to influence her collection of jewellery and contemporary silverware.

Silver necklace

Silver necklace from Fiona’s Coral Collection

Fiona creates jewellery that is feminine yet playful and dynamic. Her individual and everlasting designs transform traditional ideas into new and exciting jewellery.

Silver and Dove Pearl dress ring

Silver and White Pearl dress ring from Fiona’s Coral Collection

Fiona aims to create individual and everlasting pieces that transform something old into something new.

Oxidised silver and pearl ring

Oxidised silver and Dove Grey Pearl ring from Fiona’s Petal Collection

Fiona’s work is highly sought after and until June 2013 visitors to the silver galleries in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London were treated to Fiona’s ‘Powder Puff Bowl and Cover’ in the ‘Inspirations from the Archive Exhibition’.

Silver and Pearl earrings

Silver and Pearl earrings from Fiona’s Petal Collection

Fiona has won many awards including the Malcolm Appleby ‘Rising Star’ Award at British Silver Week, 2012. During 2011 Fiona was resident jewellery tutor at the Himalayan jewellery workshop in Katmandu.

Silver with Dove Grey Pearl Petal ring

Silver with Dove Grey Pearl ring from Fiona’s Petal Collection

Heart Gallery is proud to be showcasing a selection of both Fiona’s Coral and Petal collections in Hebden Bridge.

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