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NATURA MORTA

"It's all about preserving an instant," says jeweller Christopher Thompson Royds, whose Natura Morta (Italian for "still life") collection immortalises everything from white clover to buttercups.  Tracing around the stems and petals of pressed wild flowers (Kensal Rise cemetery in west London is apparently one of his hotspots), Thompson Royds hand cuts them in layers of paper thin gold or silver, binding them with fine gold wire.  It's a process he compares to "tying up roses in the garden".  Each piece is housed in a marbled folio box, an allusion to the Hans Sloane Herbarium at the Natural History Museum. 

Aimee Farrell, The Financial TImes, 2016

Natura Morta Cornflower Necklace 2015 TEXT
Natura Morta White Clover 2016 TEXT
Natura Morta White Clover Gold TEXT
Natura Morta Red Clover Silver TEXT
Natura Morta Red Clover Gold TEXT
Natura Morta Poppies TEXT
Natura Morta Poppies Silver
Natura Morta Buttercups and Forget Me Nots
Natura Morta Forget Me Knot Gold TEXT
Natura Morta Forget Me Not and Buttercup TEXT
Natura Morta Forget Me Not TEXT
Natura Morta Buttercups 2016 TEXT
Natura Morta Clover&Vetch TEXT
Natura Morta Buttercup Necklace TEXT
Natura Morta Buttercup & Cornflowers 2016 TEXT
Natura Morta Cornflower TEXT
Natura Morta Cow Parsley & Cornflowers 2016
Natura Morta Cowparsley Necklace TEXT
Natura Morta Red Champion TEXT
Natura Morta Harebell&Scabious TEXT
Natura Morta Violets TEXT
Cornflower Drop Boxed TEXT
White Clover Drop Boxed ii TEXT
White Clover Studs Boxed
Red Clover Drops Boxed II TEXT
Poppies Drop Boxed TEXT
Poppies Studs Boxed TEXT
Buttercup Drop Boxed TEXT
Buttercup Studs Boxed TEXT
Box TEXT

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