Ali is a contemporary jewellery designer/maker, based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire and originally from Cornwall. Ali decided in 2004 to study at Hereford College of Art as a mature student; fulfilling a long awaited passion to work with metal. She started with metal sculpture, slowly scaling things down over the years and now creating jewellery, which still retains a sculptural quality to it.
Ali works in a lovely workshop in Ross on Wye, with other designer makers around her, she specialises in etched and oxidised silver jewellery, using occasional accents of 18ct gold. Combining her love of photography with her metal work, Ali uses her images of nature, architecture and coast to create the etchings. The silver etching has largely been self-taught. Other techniques Ali employs include oxidising, saw piercing, soldering and granulation.
Ali creates jewellery that appeal to both men and women. “All of my pieces have an honest feel to them; a solid and enduring quality whilst also retaining a delicacy, which I think comes from the fineness of the etching.” The collections are entirely handcrafted; each piece individual and unique, which is hugely important to Ali.
Ali is happy to take commissions based on her style of work.
Ali is a member of the Worcester Guild ‘Contemporary Craft’, Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craftsmen and JASSO Jewellery and Silver Society of Oxford.