My work is characterised by simplicity of form and purity of line – classical but contemporary. I am influenced by artefacts from ancient Mediterranean cultures – particularly evident in the collections held at the Villa Giulia, Rome and the Heraklion Museum, Crete.
I use traditional hand tools and techniques; piercing, drilling, planishing and forging high carat gold and silver, embellished with old cut gemstones, cabachons and beads. Gemstones are meticulously selected – the flaws and inclusions add to the unique properties of each stone. Every piece is made by hand in my Sussex studio – finished using very fine emery papers resulting in a lustrous matt surface, sometimes with burnished edges.
Jean-Scott-Moncrieff had exhibited widely, notably at Goldsmiths’ Fair in the City of London and Dazzle at the Southbank since 2003. I have worked for many private clients designing and making new commissions and I more recently have the pleasure of working with clients to remodel their precious heirloom jewellery for the 21st century.