Byron’s jewellery designs are inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi. This aesthetic represents the acceptance of transience and imperfections in nature. He creates objects which utilise these ideas and manipulates them into contemporary jewellery pieces.
Byron says “My designs are inspired by the non linear patterns found in decaying and broken objects such as smashed glass and the fluid yet contrasting shapes composed in water. I develop these inspirations into abstract forms and structures..
I am interested in how new technologies combined with traditional techniques can be utilised in the design process such as in the creation and editing of drawings digitally from ideas generated in sketchbooks. I am interested in model making by laser cutting 2D outlines to be handmade in metal and rapid prototyping structures to be 3D printed in wax and cast in silver.”
(Byron was selected from the final year Degree exhibition which took place at the Hope University in June 2014.)