Studio Sea is a beautiful shop on our marketplace and they have often showcased at the physical markets with us too. A lovely mother and daughter team whose love for art and the sea, particularly St Ives and the Jurassic coast has brought them together in the makers world.
Here they tell us a little bit more about themselves:
Studio Sea is a collection of coastal-inspired jewellery and artwork created by mother and daughter duo, Lynne and Claire. Inspired by their frequent visits to St Ives Cornwall, Lynne and Claire have created a unique range of individually crafted fine silver and copper pieces using seaglass, shells and other textures.
Having studied Art at Southampton College of Art, Lynne is an established local artist, well-known for her mixed media collage semi-abstract paintings. Her works are inspired by life, people, places, the warmth of the sun and the music of the sea. Her artwork is particularly inspired by the magic of St Ives. It’s deep past of artistic history, harbour, cottages, cobbled narrow streets, gallery’s, working studios and of course the wonderful Light Of St Ives! Having visited many times, Claire also fell under the St Ives spell and discovered a love for creating jewellery that embodies the spirit of the sea and fond memories of the beach. Lynne and Claire joined forces and Studio Sea was born
Using the medium of silver clay, Lynne and Claire are able to capture the beauty of the natural materials that have been crafted by the sea over many, many years, such as seaglass and prehistoric ammonite fossils from the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. When fired, silver clay is 99.9% fine silver. Their collection has also evolved to include elements of copper, adding an eye-catching contrasting tone reminiscent of sunset over Porthmeor Beach.
Studio Sea also includes artwork including decorative box frame wall pieces featuring seaglass birds, beach scenes and ammonites.
If you love the sea, check out the Studio Sea online shop for unique coastal-inspired gifts and jewellery to treasure.
We think their work is really beautiful and think you’ll agree. Enjoy, and don’t forget to pop to their shop to see all their beautiful products.
Kate and Kerri x