Antonine Silver Jewellery
About the Artist
Come visit Elaine - otherwise known as Antonine Silver - in her garden conservatory and home studio to see where the magic happens. Most of her pieces are one-off, inspired by local landscape and history. As well as beautiful silver, she loves to experiment with new materials including enamel and recycled cans to create bright, fun decorative pieces. Commissions welcome.
Elaine welcomes visitors to her home studio where she creates simple and elegant designs, perfect for casual or dressy occasions. She works mainly in silver but also enjoys experimenting with different materials such as slate, semi-precious stones and recycled cans. Most recently she has been using coloured glazes to create vibrant pendants and earrings that zing and pop with colour.
She gets inspiration from walking along the canal towpath near her home and from local historical sites. Her striking Stepping Stone range was
inspired by the stone foundations of the Antonine Wall, visible near her studio in Falkirk.
As well as pendants, necklaces and earrings, she makes shawl pins, book marks and other smaller items that allow her to experiment with shape, texture and line.
As part of her own design journey, she travelled to Italy in 2013 to study jewellery design at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan and the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. Since 2016 she has been a member of the Falkirk Creative Collective, taking part in gallery and community popup exhibitions.
She welcomes commissions and revels in working with clients to create personal and unique pieces. As a regular walker on the Antonine Wall, she was delighted to be asked to create a piece of jewellery for a member of the Historic Environment Scotland team.
You can visit Elaine's studio through the year by arrangement.