Tania Clarke Hall
Tania Clarke Hall is an award-winning jeweller working in leather. Influenced by her background in chemistry and a love of Japanese design, her bold and dramatic pieces are designed with a deceptively simple economy of line. Clarke Hall delights in moulding, slashing, scorching and colouring the leather using experimental and innovative techniques that continually push the boundaries of her medium. The result is elegant yet playful jewellery, created to be worn in a variety of ways: twisted, wrapped or draped on the body.
Clarke Hall says of her work: ‘When I design, I revel in the creative freedom paradoxically born out of mathematical constraints. My work is inspired by the elegant solutions provided by simple geometry and a childish love of experimentation. With its flexible, forgiving yet robust nature, leather is therefore my perfect creative playmate. My jewellery celebrates the pleasure of the unpredictable and the overwhelming potential of this natural material.’