About Polly Wales
Polly Wales studied Fine Art Sculpture before following her passion for jewellery and retraining at the Royal College of Art. She has bought together her skills as a sculptor, her love of traditional casting and carving techniques and craftsmanship to create one of a kind pieces. Her current collections are made using a serendipitous approach to lost wax casting techniques. She uses precious gems, sapphires and rubies directly cast into gold, thus creating pieces that resemble natural gem encrusted forms, like sparkling geodes split open, or discoveries from the deep.
This unorthodox process is unique to Polly Wales and has become her signature style, gaining her international recognition at major exhibitions and in craft and jewellery galleries. She is also selling in numerous stores in the UK and USA.
For her latest collection 'Archipelago', Polly has elaborated and embellished her signature style creating complex forms and settings that speak of the jewellery of the Byzantine and Baroque periods.