Jen Cunningham Jewellery
Jen’s crisp bold jewellery is inspired by landscapes of Scotland and the compelling call to the mountains she feels. The ever changing weather and skies in rural Ayrshire prompted her to capture accurate representations of the mountains, a practice she has been honing since graduating in 2007.
Utilising her refined sawing skills, she layers silver and gold to create landscapes in miniature, she combines this with contrasting textures and highly polished areas. She encourages clients to share their stories and commission pieces and has been asked to create jewellery from landscapes from around the globe. Recently she completed commissions of landscapes from as far afield as St Lucia, The Caribbean and Golden, Canada, as well as a representation of the Northern Lights and the three bridges over the Forth river.
Since 2017 Jen has been using recycled sterling silver; in 2019 she was able to buy her first Fairtrade gold for a client’s wedding rings. This is all in an effort to be more ethical and environmentally responsible in her work practices. Something that is important to her and she wishes to share with others. In spring 2018 she spoke at the Ethical Making Conference in Edinburgh about her journey into ethical making.