Merlin Planterose jeweller and silversmith her work is based on the isolation and nature of The Highlands where she is from. The main feature of her Degree Collection are raised silver vessels formed by “found” tools such as rocks and made on location in the Highlands. The idea behind this is to create a piece that reflects the harsh rugged nature of its surroundings. She also made a beautiful delicate range of jewellery using simple rounded forms, some with hidden compartments in them and handmade chain.
The way that she uses stones to form and texture the silver creates a beautiful, subtle surface texture and literally turns silver into stone.