Lesley Strickland is a British jeweller specialising in the use of cellulose acetate (derived from cotton oil) combined with sterling silver. Her passion for designing and making jewellery started in 1976 and she has since continued to evolve and develop her personal style.
Strickland’s inspiration predominantly comes from weathered, natural forms, although her latest work has been influenced by the sculptors of the 1950s. Once a common sculptural language of the pieces has been defined, the final finish becomes vitally important to her as she needs the wearer to have a very tactile relationship with her work. She uses traditional jewellery techniques coupled with industrial processes and ones of her own invention, such as hand thermo-forming.