Polly Wales studied Fine Art Sculpture before following her passion for jewellery and retraining at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2006. She has bought together her skills as a sculptor, her love of traditional casting and carving techniques and her craftsmanship to create one of a kind pieces of jewellery.
Her current collections use a serendipitous approach to lost wax casting techniques married with the rich colours and beautiful cuts of fine gem stones. Polly uses sapphires and rubies directly cast into gold, 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 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 rich and complex forms with settings that speak of the jewellery of the Byzantine and Baroque periods.
For ART FLEA Polly is collaborating with art fabricator James Firman on an installation that triggers flashbacks of late nights out dancing, spinning mirrorballs, and spinning rooms… a glittering explosion in a sparkling gem encrusted wonderland!