She draws her inspiration from natural materials and the colouring of the local countryside. Her designs are also influenced by the work of the ancient Celts and by the craftsmen of the Art Nouveau period, when
was at its most fashionable. The reflective qualities of silver when seen through thin layers of transparent enamel have similar qualities to a watercolour painting and Judith exploits these delicate efects.
This requires careful preparation of the metal, which may be engraved or textured, to produce the desired effect. Several layers of finely ground and washed transparent enamels are then applied to produce deep blues, greens and turquoises. Very fine layers of pinks and mauves represent the delicate shells found on the local beaches. As well as jewellery she produces small scale holloware and boxes decorated with designs which are etched, oxidised or enamelled. Recent work includes bead necklaces incorporating hand-fabricated and decorated silver beads.
Judith has exhibited at the following venues:
- Women Artists, Edinburgh
- Cecelia Colman Gallery, London
- Casson Gallery, London
- Argenta, London
- the Craft Shop at Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno
- Ruthin Craft Centre
- Gwynedd Libraries Travelling Showcase Exhibition
- Oriel Pendeitsh, Caernarfon
- Penarth Fawr near Pwllheli
Her work can now be seen in the craft shop at Cwmni Oriel
Plas Glyn y Weddw, Llanbedrog.
All pieces are individually made and much of her work is created in response to commissions. Prices from £20 to £200 for the jewellery and £120 to £400 for holloware and boxes.
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