Elizabeth is an established jeweller who has been practicing for over 20 years. After graduating from her first degree in wood metal, ceramics and textiles she was apprenticed to Wendy Ramshaw and, over the subsequent 10 years, she worked closely with her as her principal workshop assistant. Elizabeth considers this unique experience to be fundamentally important to her own development in the field.
She established her own studio in 1991 with a Crafts Council setting up award. Material and process guided by order, balance and a modernist aesthetic form the basis for Elizabeth’s work. Working in silver, gold and palladium using hand-fabricating techniques, her work is exquisitely crafted with the finest attention to detail and surface finish. Elizabeth has exhibited in Britain, Europe, America and Japan and her jewellery has been featured in a wide range of publications and private collections. Her work is included in the Crafts Councilâ€™s Index of Selected Makers.
As well as a wealth of jewellery making experience Elizabeth has an extensive range of teaching experience and has also been involved in mentoring young graduates who are setting up their own jewellery making businesses.
In 2011 Elizabeth completed a commission to write a jewellery book ‘Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers’ published in the UK and USA. She was commissioned because of her extensive knowledge, experience and networks in contemporary jewellery.
“Bone’s work is epitomized by caring craftsmanship and subdued elegance. Scale, unforced geometry, classic techniques and sensitive surfaces project a cool modesty… the metal itself, gently encouraged to speak of its own soft beauty, becomes a receptacle for the wearer, and so awaits the warmth of ownership”.Â David Watkins, Design Sourcebook: Jewellery, New Holland Publishers, London.