Tania Patterson

“My designs are for the most part drawn from my fascination with nature. Seedpods and their wonderful forms have been an inspiration and I have made many variations of opening pods with carved wood interiors. I also have an interest in the museum experience of nature and a series of my work looked at the aesthetic of the obsessive collector. Other work explores the patterns and colours of leaves sometimes using enamel paint to intricately render the surfaces. I very much enjoy the variety of processors involved in jewellery making, from the designing of hinges to cutting and soldering to carving wood and painting surfaces”