About Monica

It all began with melon seeds and acorn cup necklaces ,inventing outfits for my paper dolls and discovering an imaginary world in which I am still quite content to spend time. I studied fashion at St Martins moving on to Central School of Art when I found I could learn to make jewellery. I have taught in various art establishments,given private lessons and run workshops for adults and children.  Retired from teaching I continue to make jewellery and have recently become fascinated by the magic of automata, another form of construction ,with added humour.

Email | empeiser@gmail.com

Tel | 07941 564 060


My Work

Starting a piece of work is always exciting , never knowing exactly what will emerge. I make drawings ,often based around a carefully selected stone or piece of mineral ,but as I work the metal it presents possibilities not apparent in the pencil line. I work to the radio ,music mostly, closing my eyes to visualise the work as it progresses..My workbench and most of the tools have been with me since the beginning, I love the feel of an old pair of pliars or my trusty saw which I know will do what I ask of them. Sterling silver is my chosen metal ,it is easy to shape with steels and hammers and in Fine form wraps itself cosily around stones. I use 18ct gold to decorate and enhance the silver pieces,

Finishing a piece is rather more of an issue. Sometimes a piece will wait for years for me to decide just how it should look.I believe many painters do the same. I like direct selling ,it is nice to know where my pieces go.  I am always thrilled to bits when I bump into someone wearing something I have made.

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