Maike Browning

Material: Jewellery | Location: Northumberland
I have worked as a jeweller since I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010. My studio is now based in rural Northumberland and you'll often find me out in the woodland or up on the moor, taking photos of wild flowers and grasses. Alongside my love of the natural world, I also find myself drawn to intricate textiles, and often turn to my Indian textiles books for design inspiration.

I work intuitively with recycled and fairtrade precious metals, roughly sketching designs and piecing things together at the workbench to see them come to life. My designs have a flowing movement, catch the light and draw attention to the natural lines of the body.

I hope to make jewellery to be treasured for a lifetime, to be worn on very special occasions, or to add something special to the everyday.