Mauri Ann Beardshaw
Mauri Ann Beardshaw is a recent BA graduate of Jewellery Design and Related Products from the Birmingham School of Jewellery. She was encouraged to take an experimental approach to designing making contemporary jewellery and objects.
Mauri has always been interested in science and the natural world. Her current collection is inspired by diatoms that she has collected and studied with her microscope. This species of plankton have a protective silica shell made from two interlocking halves that are intricately detailed with pores to filtrate nutrients.
Using saw pierced metal and laser cut acrylic, her bright silver containers and brooches explore diatoms exquisite layers of detail depth and pattern. With the addition of warm glowing elements, Mauri strives to intrigue the viewer and celebrate the microscopic wonders beyond human vision.