Meet a Maker

Donna Barry

Welsh born, Edinburgh based jeweller Donna Barry uses her own customised technique of fusion. Working with silver and gold, she overlaps petal shapes into regular and asymmetrical patterns to create textured sheets. By working and forming the metal in various ways and often incorporating precious and semi-precious stones, Donna produces elegant pieces of jewellery resembling objects in nature.

Donna’s vocation as a florist for five years has provider her with a plethora of shapes and textures to draw inspiration from. However, it is often the technique itself that comes first. Donna works intuitively with her chosen materials, allowing shapes and forms to develop through the making process.