Vicki Ambery-SmithBorn: 1955
Place of Birth: Leeds, England
Vicki Ambery-Smith creates delicate and ornate small-scale jewellery and boxes inspired by real and imaginary buildings. Especially attracted to the structural clarity and minimal ornament of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, she also uses forms reminiscent of the modernist structures of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.
As all her jewellery is designed to be worn, and worn comfortably, the three-dimensional architectural structures on which she bases her work must be adapted rather than merely replicated in miniature, with the effect of distancing them further from their original referent. In this way, attention is drawn to the form of the pieces, and their intricate detail and definition. Far more than a representation of a building, each becomes an exquisite study of shape, surface, light and space as Vicki explores the language of architecture herself.
The Scottish Doocot Brooch View details
The Scottish Doocot Brooch2018silver, red and yellow goldH:6.6cm W:3.6cm£3,120Mavisbank Box View details
Mavisbank Box2018silver, oxidised silver, red goldH:7cm W:4.7cm D:3.2cm£6,600Crichton Castle Box View details
Crichton Castle Box2018silver with glass linerH:7cm W:5.2cm D:7.2cm£4,680Megginch Castle; Dougalston, Milngavie & 17th Century Doocot Boxes View details
Megginch Castle; Dougalston, Milngavie & 17th Century Doocot Boxes2018silver, red goldH:3.6 - 3.8cm W:2cm£820 (left), £1,395 (middle) & £890 (right)Megganich Box View details
Megganich Box2018silver with gold weathervaneH:11cm W:6cm£4,440The Pineapple Brooch View details
The Pineapple Brooch2018silver, yellow goldH:6cm W:3.8cm£6,720Ring View details
Ring2018silver, yellow gold, green serpentine from CornwallH:3.5cm W:2.5cm£1,635Gothic Window, Blue/Grey Dome and Romanesque Window Earrings View details
Gothic Window, Blue/Grey Dome and Romanesque Window Earrings2018silver, yellow gold, enamelH:1.7-3.2cm W:1.3-1.5cm£315 - £340 (middle sold)Flat Façade with Archway and Classic Façade Cufflinks View details
Flat Façade with Archway and Classic Façade Cufflinks2018silver, red and yellow goldH:1.5cm W:1.3-1.5cm£355 (left) - £375 (right)Greek Temple and Guggenheim Museum NY Cufflinks View details
Greek Temple and Guggenheim Museum NY Cufflinks2018silver, red goldH:1.4-1.7cm W:1.6cm£375 (left) - £275 (right)Etched Doorway Façade Box View details
Etched Doorway Façade Box2018silver, red and yellow goldH:4cm W:3.6cm D:1.8cm£1,345Etched Baroque Façade Pendant View details