Josephine’s precious jewellery and delicate silver sculptures aim to capture the essence of ephemeral botanical specimens, exploring notions of fragility and strength and the beauty and impermanance throughout the seasons. Her work is inspired by familiar and nostalgic wildflowers and foliage, grasses and seedpods from the field, woodland and wayside. Her pieces are crafted by hand from metal sheet and wire, with tiny treasure cast elements from nature. She has a fascination with 18th century botanical illustrations and an appreciation of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, where beautiful materials are used artfully to create something even more beautiful, both of these interests influence her making and curation.
The Florilegium collection comprises of intricate, repeating, sometimes articulated elements with a soft lustrous finish, balanced with a simple elegance and defined structure. Each piece depicts the fleeting beauty of nature captured in precious metal, making the impermanent become permanent.