About the Artist
Carla Edwards designs and makes contemporary jewellery from her workshop in Leith, Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997 with a BA(Hons) and in 1998 with a PGDip, both in Applied Art and Design, Jewellery and Silversmithing. Since launching in 1999 Carla has supplied a wide range of outlets and exhibited internationally. Her inspiration comes from a love of the natural world, pattern, color and drawing. Using pattern and repetition of small resin and wire shapes within larger forms creates layers of interest. She contrasts these areas of pattern with bold simple forms of solid color. Resin is used in the jewellery because of the range of color, pattern, translucency, form and finish that can be achieved with the material. Aluminum leaf, gold leaf, silver and 18ct gold are used to compliment. Techniques used are mold making, casting, filing, carving and polishing resin. These are alongside traditional metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing and hammering.