VICTORIA WALKER Mechanical Nature
Victoria grew up in Cumbria and moved to Cornwall in 2002. After originally studying Fine Art and Illustration she fell in love with jewellery making and graduated with a first BA (Hons) degree in Jewellery & Silversmithing at Truro College in 2009. During the course, she won the Goldsmiths Company Precious Metal Bursary award for her designs.
She specialises in kinetic, fine jewellery inspired by the beauty of natural forms. Her signature botanical lockets feature miniature articulated flowers that gently emerge and unfold from within. These moving designs are inspired by the sentimental nature of lockets and indeed all jewellery, that sometimes the most precious and treasured elements are hidden beneath the surface. Using traditional techniques with silver, 18ct gold and diamonds, every tiny petal is carefully handcrafted and precisely engineered to create these beautiful impressions of the natural world.