Growing up in the Scottish Highlands, I was surrounded by the wild nature of the Scottish landscape; from the erosive textures of the seascape, to the ruinous jewellery hoards excavated from the earth. This is where my love for imperfect beauty was born.
Ellis' collections stem from an interest in how our identities are influenced by our specific locations, and how this forms social heritage.
Throughout history, ancient cultures have adorned their bodies. This primal need to adorn is a huge focus of research; Ellis takes inspiration from the excavations of archaic jewels and objects buried within the landscape.
Her jewellery carries small intricacies as uniquely rich as the land which inspires them.
At the foundation of her brand is a belief in the ‘beauty of imperfection’ with hand carving as a dominant technique, supporting signature surfaces and settings.