Meet Ruby Anne

 

Hello, I’m Ruby, and I’m based in Swansea. I work from my garden studio to create unique, colourful, porcelain jewellery.

My process of making porcelain jewellery involves several stages and I work in small batches which take approximately 4 weeks. I make my own unique blends of soft coloured porcelain that I form with precision into tiny shapes, according to my designs. The pieces are fired in the kiln, refined, glazed and then fired again to a high temperature of 1240’c to make them durable. The final touch is the application of gold or platinum detailing which gets sealed in the kiln at a lower temperature. The opening of the kiln for this final stage is my absolute favourite part of the process! Seeing how the porcelain has been transformed into little jewels all shining so beautifully, ready to be made into jewellery.

I enjoy working in small batches and creating limited collections to keep my work fresh and ever-evolving. I gain inspiration for my creations from the places that I go to the most, the Gower coastline with it’s ever changing beauty where colours, light, and reflections dance. The breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons, where I have discovered a new love of hiking, and from the shapes, colours, and forms of the flora and fauna around my garden studio, evolving with each passing season. These constant sources of inspiration fuel my imagination and strongly influence the design and development of my work.

I like to think of my creations as wearable art, designed to brighten your everyday moments.