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I am a Bristol based Japanese jeweller who graduated from the Royal College of art in 2002.

Since then I have mixed full-time parenthood with my jewellery business exhibiting and retailing work throughout the UK.

Colour and pattern are at the heart of all pieces with fifties and sixties, nature-based textiles, illustration and graphics forming a significant inspiration - together with a love for plants, gardening and organic forms.

With resins, synthetics and silver as core materials and (in recent years) - wood as well - my pieces often reflect natural landscapes and shapes.

2013 sees a significantly expanded and more detailed collection: Autumnal brooches of oxidised silver and wood: Abstract necklaces of resin and silver and earrings to match.

© Chie Mannami 2013