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David Hempstead brooch

Anne Clare Graham & David Hempstead Jewellery

Anne Clare Graham and David Hempstead (ACG & DFH Jewellery) work in a shared studio in Kilbarchan. Their work is minimal, selecting interesting stones combined with silver and gold. Some pieces explore three dimensional and sculptural possibilities using bracelets and bangles. Their brooches are about form, texture and shape, using a combination of geometric and stylised natural shapes. Details are integrated into the designs, bringing symbolic elements in silver and gold. These pieces are made using traditional skills as well as incorporating new technology and alternative materials. They produce unique pieces, small batch production and commission work. Both exhibit nationally and international, as a collective.

Image credit: David Hempstead, brooch