'' All of my jewellery stems from an interest in how our identities are influenced by our specific locations and how this forms social heritage. Throughout history, regardless of country or continent, ancient cultures have adorned their bodies. A focus of my research is exploring the reasoning behind why we wear jewellery and the symbolism and sentiment that a piece of jewellery can hold. ''
Ellis Mhairi Cameron creates sculptural gold jewellery, inspired by her heritage. Growing up in the Highlands of Scotland, she fell in love with its history. On her family farmland, medieval artefacts such as rings and swords, have been excavated, which has heavily informed her collections.
Ellis uses traditional techniques, such as hand carving and casting, to give her pieces their signature erosive aesthetic. To ensure accountability, every piece is created in her London studio, from 100% recycled gold and traceable diamonds. At the foundation of the brand is a belief in the beauty of imperfection, hand craftsmanship and to provide clients with jewellery to be handed down the generations.
''I find beauty in the irregular, the imperfect and the eroded. On the farmland of my grandparents, we have found incredible pieces of history - segments of rings, vessels, knives and swords - ancient parts of history. These objects have informed my designs as a huge source of inspiration.
My collections have been inspired by the historical relationship Scotland has with talismans; objects created throughout our history and worn as forces of protection, as well as aesthetic beauty. I reference these ideas to create jewellery that is organic and erosive, yet imminently wearable.''
- Ellis Mhairi Cameron