Born in Pembrokeshire West Wales Ami’s collections of unique sculptural pieces of jewellery explore the intricate cluster formations of shells. Ami’s inspiration and love of shells derives from her childhood memories of beach combing along the Pembrokeshire coast. The cycles of the tides washing ashore organic forms that offer intricate textures, forms and tones.
Sculpting her jewellery in the shapes and textures of shells that are left behind on the beach like abandoned homes. Meticulously hand carving, casting into metal and encrusted with stones, to form precious yet organic compositions.
Ami began her studies on the foundation course at Central Saint Martin’s and went on to graduate with a first class BA(Hons) from the prestigious School of Jewellery in Birmingham in 2013.
Since graduating Ami has grown to be an award winning jeweller. In 2015 Ami won the graduate bursary to exhibit at the UK’s premier exhibition of fine contemporary jewellery at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Julia Peyton-Jones, the director of the Serpentine Galleries, selected Ami’s work as one of the Fairs highlights. The selected piece then sold to international jewellery collector Tuan Lee.
Currently based in Bristol, Ami is taking part in the Crafts Council’s HotHouse creative development program along side making unique pieces and larger collections.