Chris Boland

I construct bold, sculptural, stone set jewellery using precious metals, influenced by inorganic forms. The stones used are natural, one off, often with unique inclusions.

My fascination of inorganic structure is used to inform my bespoke jewellery pieces. Strong, bold shapes stress the unique qualities of the inclusions of the gemstones. I draw inspiration for surface treatment from architectural metalwork and sculpture. Marks made during the construction of the work are allowed to remain or are emphasised.

From conception, my jewellery is minimal and fundamental. However, through the construction process; complexity is built in to the piece from inaccuracies and layering. Always by design, the stone is offered up to the viewer, always in a pleasing and unusual way.

The story of the gemstone is of fundamental importance in my work and so all the stones I use are natural and untreated in any way. I believe that it is important to tell the story of the stones using my unique designs in metal.

Open days

  • Saturday 5th May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 12th May
  • Sunday 13th May

Studio location

Studio 2:06
Exchange Place Studios
Exchange Street
S2 5TR

About this studio

Visitors will see the work area of two professional contemporary jewellers with the opportunity to view their latest ranges.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

m: 07828 630 561

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