Into The Fold
Wallpaper|September 2017

A mixed-media approach leads to new thinking in fine jewellery design

Caragh Mckay

In the four short years since she created her London jewellery label, Completedworks, artistic director Anna Jewsbury has displayed a knack for converting abstract ideas into ready-to-wear reality. Her early Pillar collection, for instance, referenced ancient cultures as fine fragments of Doric marble columns set into gold rings and chains. Since 2013, Jewsbury, a former maths student, and her business-partner brother, Mark, have continued to leverage academic leanings in stylish collections that resonate across both the design and jewellery worlds. Hence, Dover Street Market was an early adopter.

This September, when the brand exhibits at London and Paris Fashion Weeks, marks a change of direction for Jewsbury. Taking a more visceral approach to her craft, she will present Completed works’ Fold collection, a joint project with London-based artist Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki, who has created a related series of Fold ceramics.

‘This collection is a big move for me,’ Jewsbury admits. ‘Fold uses gold to imitate another material – the liquid marble that Ekaterina has used for her ceramics. That deception offers something you don’t expect in the design.’

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