Amy Leigh is a contemporary designer-maker of jewellery and decorative objects, whose signature technique involves plunging molten pewter into water.
Amy says, “For me great craft is taking ordinary materials and techniques and applying highly refined skills to create something different and unique. I’m driven by a desire to keep discovering new ways of working. To create a more sustainable practice, I am developing different techniques, reusing the waste produced and striving to operate a fully circular economy.”
Each unique piece Amy handcrafts using sustainable materials and innovative techniques. She also works with recycled silver and bio-resin, combining these unusual materials to create beautiful pieces with a strong focus on sustainability.
During the lockdown in early 2021 Amy developed a new collection of contemporary vessels: decorative but functional, they are intended to hold single stems or modest group of flowers, a way to bring a small token of nature inside to be appreciated. The main body of the vessels is made with her signature water-cast pewter combined with bio-resin. Each vessel has a delicate eco-silver stem to hold blooms upright and a small well carved into the base to hold water. In these pieces, Amy has successfully risen to the challenge of scaling up her technique from delicate jewellery to larger vessels.