Cécile Gilbert

Originally from France, I am a self-taught designer-maker living and working in Brighton.

My main medium is polyester resin, which I combine with oxidised sterling silver.

Inspired by Bakelite jewellery and designs of the 1920s and 30s, I have created a range of contemporary jewellery that reflects those qualities, whilst adding a 21st century sophistication.

Through the years I have developed cutout and recasting techniques which allow me to play with geometric shapes and abstract motifs. Bangles are chunky, necklaces bold and earrings eye-catching. All are cast in strong colours and finished to a lustrous shine. I currently work within a tight palette of deep red, olive green, teal blue and black. I mix my own pigments to get the exact hue and shade.