Astrid Mahrer

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Jewellery

After college I set up my studio on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham and launched my Jewellery collections at the Chelsea Craft Fair. I sold my work at Harvey Nichols, Barneys NY &Tokyo, through Galleries and shops in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Australia, various craft fairs and open studios.

I have been teaching Jewellery Making and Design at RACC since 1996. I also taught at Hounslow Adult Education, Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Education and at the School of Jewellery Design.

I want my pieces of jewellery to be functional and timeless. I work to my own themes which then evolve into series of locket rings, organic rings carved from wax and cast in silver, metal bands forming bangles and rings. Later I add detail and colour
in form of riveted beads, resin with embedded messages or layers of 24 carat gold.

Qualifications:

I studied Art Education and Design & Technology in Vienna. I moved to London in 1987 to study Jewellery at Sir John Cass School of Art.