Louisa Crispin

Louisa is a silversmith living in Kent.

As a keen gardener she finds that flowers and leaves form a large part of her inspiration, sometimes taking several years to develop into the finished piece while waiting for a tool or technique to get it just right. She gets excited about new tools and methods of working and a recent course at West Dean College has opened up some stimulating ideas.

We wear jewellery to make us feel special: Louisa likes to design jewellery that makes her feel feminine, resulting in delicate yet hardwearing pieces. She enjoys experimenting, so most of her pieces are one-off or limited editions, each design inspired by a moment in time. She works with sterling silver, changing the surface texture and using semi precious stones to highlight the effects.